Arand (Ricinus communis) | Castor Oil | Ayurvedic Properties

Its annual or perennial plants are cultivated or grown wild in forests at height of 600 ft. the oil extracted from its seed’s kernel is an excellent purgative. It is a beneficial herb for dermatoses and is also analgesic. It can be used as a medicinal herb to cure constipation and other gastric disorders. In the case of piles and fistula in the anus, cooked seeds soften the stool and relieve the misery. In addition to its medicinal value it is also nutritive. It is of two types – red and white. Also some trees produce large seeds and some small. The oil from the large seeds is used for burning that from small seeds is used in medicines.

APPEARANCE

These are annual plants, 8 – 15 ft tall and thin. The stem is greenish white and smooth the branches are greenish white and of medium size like sticks. The leaves are board with 7-11 cleavages. The leaf stalk is usually one foot long and hollow.

PROPERTIES

Castor cures cough, gastric disorders, swelling and oedema, and relieves body pain. It is penetrative and lubricating, anthelminic, anti- dermmatoses, and antipyretic.

MEDICINAL USAGE

EYE DISORDERS:-

  1. Due to dust in eyes: Use Castrol oil to eyeliner the eyes. It causes watering of eyes which actually rinses the eyes. Put 1drops of Castor oil in eyes. It releases the impurities from the eyes and in kukunak disorders. It reduces the impact of the disorder.
  2. Prepare poultice of castor oil with berley flour and tie on the eyes. It cures the swelling in eyes due to pitta.

SKIN CRACKS ON BREAST AREA:-

  1. Apply castor oil all around the breasts. It rejuvenates the skin.
  2. Grind 2 castor oil seeds in vinegar and apply the paste on breasts. It cures the swelling.

JAUNDICE:-

  1. In case a pregnant women suffers from jaundice in the early stages, give 8gm juice of castor oil leaves every morning for 5 days. It cures jaundice and also cures the swelling.
  2. Take 4gm juice of its leaves and mix peepal powder in it. Give this to the patient as nasya or eyeliner. It cures jaundice.
  3. Give 5ml juice of its root in 200ml milk to the patient. It cures jaundice.

COUGH:-

Take 2gm extract of its leaves and mix equal quantities of oil and jiggery. Give this to the patient. It cures cough.<

STOMACH DISORDERS:-

In case of severe stomach pain, every night before going to bed, give 1 lemon’s juice in 120ml warm water with castor oil mixed in it. The pain gets cured soon.

DYSENTERY:-

In case of blood and pus in stools, give 8gm castor oil. It controls the amount of pus and blood in stool.

APPENDICITIS:-

At the start of illness, start giving 4-8gm castor oil. It can even help avoid the surgery.

INTESTINAL WORMS:-

Apply 1-2 times a day, the juice of its leaves on the child’s abdominal area. It kills the worms in the stomach.

GASTRIC PAIN:-

Grind castor oil and mehandi leaves and apply the paste. It cures pain due to indigestion.

SPLENOMEGALY:-

Mix 15 gm ash of its whole plant in 30 gm cow urine and give this to the patient.

FAT DEPOSITION:-

To remove the extra fat deposited on the stomach area, wash and clean 15-40 gm root of castor oil plant and boil in 150 ml water till 40 ml water is left. Drink this regularly. It reduces the fat deposition.

LABOR PAIN:-

To ease the delivery, after 4 months of pregnancy, give mild enema of castor oil after every- 14 days. At the time of delivery, give 20 gm castor oil with tea or milk. It ensures early delivery.

VAGINAL PAIN AND UTERUS SWELLING:-

  1. Dip a piece of cloth in castor oil and place this in the vaginal area. It gives relief in the vaginal pain.
  2. Uterus swelling is common after delivery and causes high fever in patient. In this situation, dip a piece of cloth in castor oil and place this in the vaginal area. It gives relief in the vaginal pain and also cures swelling.

BLOOD DISORDERS:-

Take one kernel of its seeds, 120 gm milk, and 200 gm water. Mix them all and boil till only milk is left. Mix 9 gm sugar candy in it and give this to the patient. In this way starting from 1 kernel, increase 1 kernel every day for seven days and then reduce 1 everyday till next seven days. It cures blood related disorders. This treatment is also very beneficial as vata shamak.

IMPORTANT

5- 9 gm castor oil of red Castro oil plant when taken with hot milk helps cure vaginal pain, flatulence, gout, heart problem. Chronic fever, backache and dermatoses pain. It is beneficial in promoting intelligence, skin glow, health, memory, and physical strength. It also enhances longevity the age and strengthens the heart.

Arand (Castor) – Benefits, Medicinal Usage & Properties

Arand, Castor

INTRODUCTION

Its annual or perennial plants are cultivated or grown wild in forests at heights of 600 ft the oil extracted from its seeds kernel is an excellent purgative in is a beneficial herb for dermatoses and is also analgesic it can be used as a medicinal herb to cure constipation and other gastric disorders in the case of piles and fistula in the anus cooked seeds soften the stool and relieve the misery in addition to its medicinal value it is also nutritive it is of two types –red and white also some trees produce large seeds and some small the oil from the large seeds is used for burning [in lamps ] , that from small seeds is used in medicines.

APPEARANCE

These are annual plants, 8-15 ft tall and thin the stem is greenish white and smooth ; the branches are greenish white and of medium size like sticks the leaves are broad with 7-11 cleavages the leaf stalk is usually one foot long and hollow.

PROPERTIES

Castor cures cough gastric disorders, swelling and oedema and relieves body it is penetrative, lubricating, anthelmintic, dermatoses and antipyretic.

CASTOR OIL

It helps the flow of body fluids and is beneficial for skin. It suppresses vata, kapha, increases sex impulse, retards ageing.

MEDICINAL USAGE AND BENEFITS OF ARAND (CASTOR)

EYE DISORDERS:-

  1. Due to dust in the eyes: use castor oil to eyeliner the eyes. It cause watering of eyes which actually rinses the eyes. Put 3 drops of castor oil in eyes. It releases the impurities from the eyes and in kukunak (eye disease characterized by inflammation of eye in new born child) disorders it reduces the impact of the disorder.
  2. Prepare poultice of castor oil with barley flour and tie on the eyes. It cures the swelling in eyes due to pitta.

MASTITIS:-

When the milk production stops in woman and small knots/tumours are formed in the breast, take 500 gm castor oil leaves and boil them for an hour in 30 liters of water. Put the warm water for 16 – 25 minutes on the breasts. Use castor oil to massage the breasts and tie cake of grinded leaves on the breasts. The knots dissolve and the milk production starts.

SKIN CRACKS ON BREAST AREA:-

  1. Apply castor oil all around the breasts. It rejuvenates the skin.
  2. Grind 3 castor oil seeds in vinegar and apply the paste on breasts. It cures the swelling.

JAUNDICE:-

  1. In case a pregnant woman suffers from jaundice in the early stages, give 15 gm juice of castor oil leaves every morning for 6 day. It cures jaundice and also cures the swelling.
  2. Take 6 gm juice of its leaves and mix peepal powder in it. Give this to the patient as nasya or eyeliner. It cures jaundice.
  3. Give 5 ml juice of its root in 350 ml milk to the patient.it cures jaundice.
  4. Give 80 ml decoction of its root with 3 teaspoonful honey mixed in it.

COUGH:-

Take 5 gm extract of its leaves and mix equal quantities of oil and jiggery. Give this to the patient. It cures cough.

STOMACH DISORDERS:-

  1. Grind the kernel of its seeds and cook in 5 times of the cow milk. When the milk thickens, mix 2 part of raw sugar in it or mix sugar syrup and prepare jam. Give 17 gm of this to the patient regularly. It eradicates the gas in the stomach.
  2. In case of severe stomach pain, every night before going to bed, give 1 lemon’s juice in 120ml warm water with castor oil mixed in it.