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. 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:
- Decreased range of motion
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.
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.
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.
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
You will need
- Castor oil
- One glass of orange juice
Preparation (5 minutes)
- Take about one or two teaspoons of castor oil and boil it.
- Once it is warm enough, turn the stove off.
- Add this to a glass of orange juice, preferably fresh.
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.