Castor Oil is used in traditional herbal medicine to help remove common warts and for skin itching.
Castor Oil relieves pain, aids circulation, enhances the condition of tissues and organs beneath the skin, stimulates and detoxifies the liver, promotes elimination, eases inflammation, and improves digestion.
Extracted from the bean of the Castor plant, Castor Oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, the therapeutic use of castor oil is mainly external, accomplishing its healing role by its ready absorption through the skin, including the scalp.
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St. Francis Herb Farm uses certified organic Castor oil.
Fresh, expeller-pressed, cultivated, hexane free, Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis Linnaeus, bean).
Adults: Apply 60 ml of oil topically to affected area as needed. Apply heat if desired. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
Duration of Use:
Apply daily for no less than 3 weeks for warts.
Cautions and Warnings:
Consult a health care practitioner before use if pregnant. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or persist.
Do not use: on irritated or reddened skin or any area that is infected; on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, genital warts, or warts on the face or mucous membranes. Do not use if you have diabetes or poor blood circulation.
Known Adverse Reactions:
Hypersensitivity has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use.