Castor

What other names is Castor known by?

African Coffee Tree, Arandi, Bi Ma Zi, Bofareira, Castorbean, Castor Bean, Castor Bean Plant, Castor Oil, Castor Oil Plant, Castor Seed, Erand, Eranda, Gandharva Hasta, Graine de Ricin, Huile de Ricin, Huile de Ricin Végétale, Mexico Weed, Palma Christi, Ricin, Ricin Commun, Ricin Sanguin, Ricine, Ricino, Ricinus communis, Ricinus sanguines, Tangantangan Oil Plant, Wonder Tree.

What is Castor?

Castor is a bean. People use the oil from castor as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Constipation.
  • Birth control.
  • Stimulating full-term labor in pregnant women.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Syphilis; arthritis; skin disorders; boils; blisters; swelling (inflammation) of the middle ear; migraines; softening cysts, warts, bunions and corns; promoting the flow of breast milk; and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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