Natural remedies: using castor oil to treat arthritis

Natural remedies: using castor oil to treat arthritis

Castor oil is a famous remedy known for being beneficial for hair and skin. However, not many people are aware of the amazing therapeutic advantages it has. Learn how to use castor oil to treat Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints // Photo by clinicainternacional

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. There are different types of arthritis but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include:

These symptoms can get worse with age. 

Benefits of using castor oil 

Castor oil comes from the castor seed and is native to India. Due to its amazing components such as ricinoleic acid, a unique fatty acid that has been used medicinally for a long time, castor oil is considered a natural remedy for many diseases. Apart from being used to treat arthritis, it is also used to treat constipation, digestive problems, menstrual disorders, headaches, acne, inflammation, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. The FDA along with the World Health Organization has established castor oil as safe and effective and they have provided the recommended daily intake of castor oil of up to 0.7mg/kg body weight. Let’s see how to use it! 

1- Calluses on feet

It is used to soften the callus and then easily remove the dead skin. To do this, it is applied directly to the callus and a dressing is placed. This is done at night and is repeated until the callus diminishes or disappears.

Castor oil is used to soften the callus and then easily remove the dead skin.

2- Removes moles

It is one of the most common uses for castor oil. It is combined with baking soda and placed with a dressing over the mole, overnight, to wash the next day. The process must be repeated until the mole falls alone. Moles are common skin lesions. Many even accompany us from birth, these sometimes undesirable growths on the skin are usually brown or black and oval or round in shape.

3- Reduces dark circles

Place a drop under the eyes and massage gently.

4- Takes care of the skin

Castor oil provides benefits for the skin as it is an excellent moisturizer and that is why it is used in many creams, for its mild emollient effect on the skin.

5- Eyelashes

A true natural lash lengthener and as a consequence, using castor oil for lashes makes them look fuller and longer and actually promotes lash growth. It has to be applied with a mascara brush, every night before going to sleep, and do not rinse. The consequences of using castor oil on the eyelashes are quite positive.

A true natural lash lengthener and as a consequence, using castor oil for lashes makes them look fuller and longer and actually promotes lash growth.

6- Hair

It is ideal for strengthening and regenerating hair, especially in people with dry and fine hair. It can be used pure or even combined with others such as coconut oil.

• Prevents falls.
• It is hydrating due to fatty acids.
• Works as a hair conditioner.
• Moisturizes and nourishes the hair.
• Helps eliminate dandruff.
• Strengthens the scalp.

7- Strengthens nails

Due to the vitamin E content, castor oil has benefits in helping to strengthen nails. It has to be passed directly over these with a cotton ball.

8- For eyebrows

As in the eyelashes, it is applied to promote growth and definition.

Castor oil and orange juice for arthritis

Castor oil and orange juice for arthritis

You will need

Preparation (5 minutes)

Take this before breakfast for about 3 to 5 weeks depending on your progress. Then give this a break for another 3 weeks at least, before you repeat this cycle.

How this works

Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C and antioxidant properties which help reduce the free radicals, which cause inflammation. Mixing castor oil with this citrus fruit and adding it to your diet helps it further.

Source: Mayoclinic

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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