Castor oil

 Castor oil
 Castor oil - Medicines used in cosmetics and medicine.

Pharmacological action

Castor oil is obtained from the seeds of castor beans. For use in medicine oil it refined.

The most famous usage of castor oil - a laxative. Pharmacological action due to the fact that for internal use castor oil in the small intestine is cleaved by lipase, whereupon a ricinoleic acid causing gastrointestinal irritation receptors (along its length) and increased peristalsis. After receiving the castor oil laxative effect occurs within 5-6 hours.

Also, the intake of oil into the causes reflex contraction of the muscles of the uterus.

Positive reviews of castor oil, used in cosmetics. Benefits of oil - it does not thicken, easily absorbed and moisturizes the skin. The high efficiency of using castor oil for hair is due to its ability to eliminate them dry and brittle. Oil gives hair the necessary luster, durability, glue them scales. Oil also helps solve the problem of dry dandruff, strengthens hair follicles. For the same reasons well lubricated eyelashes castor oil.

Product form

Releasing the oil in liquid form in vials and in gelatin capsules.

Indications for use of castor oil

Apply castor oil as a laxative, burns, wounds, ulcers, for the care of eyelashes and hair, treating dandruff, skin softening.

mode of application

 Castor oil
 To ensure the effect of the laxative drink 15-30 g of an oil. Children with the same purpose, give 5 or 10 or 15 grams in one go (tea, dessert, a tablespoon). Also, as a laxative can take capsules. One gelatin capsule contains 1 gram of oil, respectively, children are given 5-15 capsules for adults - 15-30 capsules (take them over an hour).

To care for the eyelashes Castor oil is applied several times a week, usually at night, on the lower eyelid.

To prevent hair loss castor oil, mixed with vodka in a ratio of 1 to 2, rubbed into the hair roots.

For cosmetic hair care, giving them shine, apply the mask with castor oil: oil is mixed with warm yogurt and rubbed into the hair, the scalp, put on his head a plastic cap, wrapped towel, wash after half an hour.

Also effective mask with castor oil, and egg yolk, onion juice, aloe, herbal decoction, vitamin A.

side effects

There are reviews of castor oil, saying that sometimes it causes abdominal pain, nausea, indigestion, eneterokolit.

Also, the use of castor oil may be habit-forming.

Contraindications to the use of castor oil

Do not use oil for chronic constipation, acute inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal pain of unknown origin, uterine, intestinal bleeding, nephrosonephritis, chronic and acute glomerulonephritis, for poisoning fat-soluble toxins.

You can not ingest castor oil to pregnant women, lactating women, children under 12 years.