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Ricinus communis

Scientific Name: Ricinus communis | English: Castor Bean | Sanskrit: Eranda | Hindi: Arandi

| Bengali: Veranda | Tamil: Arnanakku,,Vilakkennai Kottaimuttu | Marathi: Eranda | Telugu: Amudham | Kannada: Oudla | Malayalam: Chittamankku | Nepali: Erandi

Medicinal Uses: Powerful Laxative, Anti-inflammatory

Traditional uses:

  1. 1 to 2 tablespoons of Castor oil helps relieve constipation. The oil can be taken with warm water on an empty stomach. It is advisable to start with a low dose and gradually increase the dose if necessary.

  2. The leaf of castor oil plant is warmed on a skillet after coating its surface with castor oil. The warm leaf is then placed on the abdomen for relief from Colic, Bloating, stomach pain, Spasms and Gastrointestinal distress.

  3. The stalks of the Castor leaf are used to make a herbal tea that helps with joint pains, body ache and gastrointestinal issues.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.


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