How Does Castor Oil Benefit in Stretch Marks, Hair Fall and Join Pain During Pregnancy

12 Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil During Pregnancy

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Castor Oil is a famous ingredient in home remedies for various skin, hair and health issues. For pregnancy as well, people have started adopting the ancient home remedies rather than relying on the harmful chemical for any issues. Having said that, we have to first agree that in the beautiful phase of being pregnant, there are various issues which a woman has to face which are related to health, skin or hair. But given the strength of women, they don't feel negative about any issues related to pregnancy. They are happy to take care of themselves so that they care about their beauty and the child's health both. Since home remedies are believed to not have any side effects, here we tell you how castor oil is helping the pregnant women. Castor oil was traditionally used for skin and hair problems, joint pains and also to induce labor. Castor plants were mainly found in South East Asia and Africa and so its use here is explicit.

The scientific name of castor seed is Ricinus Communis. Castor oil is extracted from castor seeds by grinding it. Previously it was done manually but now it is done in machines. Castor oil has anti-infection antibacterial and antifungal properties. Castor oil is a triglyceride comprising of fatty acids 90% of which is ricinoleic acid. This unique fatty acid is found in few other oils but in very low concentration like 0. 27% in cotton seed oil and 0. 03% in soybean oil. This fatty acid stimulates our immune system, reduces pain and is a cure for a variety of skin conditions. The oil has a high viscosity so, even in very cold whether it can be used as it would not freeze.

It also has a myth associated with it. It is said that the leaves resembled the palms of Jesus and thus it came to be known as Palma Christe. This shows the exceptionally quick curing capability of the castor oil. It was extensively used in ancient Egypt, China, Persia, Greece, Rome, and India for its healing benefits. 17th century onwards it spread to the Americas and Europe.
The Joint Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have jointly declared that the consumption limit of castor oil daily to be 0. 07mg/kg. Bringing it down to the measurement of our teaspoons, it roughly adds up to one tablespoon of castor oil in adults and one teaspoon of castor oil in children. Regular intake of castor oil can result in the purging of the digestive tract for four to five hours. According to Castor Oil Association, people were dosed with 10% of castor oil under dietician supervision and yet it did not cause any harmful effects.

Pregnancy is the most important and sensitive stage of a woman’s life. Several skin problems, hair problems, joint pains, bowel troubles occur through this period of nine months. All of this can be easily treated at home with castor oil. The multiple properties of castor oil will cure all health troubles at once without any side effects only if applied incorrect measurements. Below is a list of 12 problems and their solutions with castor oil.

  1. How to get rid of stretch marks?
  2. Does Castor Oil Help induce Labor?
  3. How to treat pregnancy insomnia?
  4. How to make immune system better?
  5. How to get rid of tan?
  6. How to treat dry skin during pregnant?
  7. How to ease bowel movement during pregnancy?
  8. How to treat excess dandruff during pregnancy?
  9. How to reduce hair fall during pregnancy?
  10. How to treat dandruff problem during pregnancy?
  11. How to treat leg joints pain during pregnancy?
  12. How to treat acne and skin allergies while pregnant?

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