|Urdu Name:||تخم ارنڈ/Tukhm e Rind|
|English Name:||کاسٹر سیڈ/Castor Seeds|
|Arabic Name:||بذور الخروع|
|Hindi Name:||कैस्टर सीड्स|
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Castor is a plant that produces seeds (beans). Castor oil is produced by pressing ripe seeds that have had their outer covering (hull) removed. The hull contains a deadly poison called ricin. Castor oil has been used as medicine for centuries.
Castor seeds without the hull are used for birth control, constipation, leprosy, and syphilis.
Castor oil is used as a laxative for constipation, to start labor in pregnancy, and to start the flow of breast milk.
- Skin disorders.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the middle ear.
- Softening cysts.
- Adhesive bowel obstruction.
- Bunions and corns.
- Promoting the flow of breast milk.
- Bowel preparation before colonoscopy
- Birth control
- Dry eyes
- Stimulating full-term labor in pregnant women.
Castor oil is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth as a single dose. In some people, castor oil can cause stomach discomfort, cramping, nausea, and faintness.
Castor oil seeds that have had the outer coat removed (hulled) are POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth as a single dose. Also, castor oil eye drops are POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the eye for up to 30 days.
Castor oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth long-term or in large doses. It might cause fluid and potassium loss from the body when used for more than a week or in doses of more than 15-60 mL per day.