Botanical Name: Ricinus communis
Tamil Name: ஆமணக்கு விதை – Aamanakku Vidhai
Hindi Name: रेंड़ी – rendee
Malayalam Name: കാസ്റ്റർ – kāsṟṟar
Telugu Name: కాస్టర్ – Kāsṭar
About Castor Bean:
An imposing plant that adds an exotic ability to any landscape. Usually grown as an annual, the Castor Bean plant may reach 8 feet height or more by the end of the summer.
In zones 9-10, it may be grown as a perennial, where it can grow to the size of a small tree (15+ feet). Easy to cultivate, prefers deep, rich soil and plenty of sunlight, sheltered from strong winds.
The castor leaves are good for skin disorders so in case if you get swellings or boils over the skin then just apply the castor oil over there. The leaves can be gently applied over guinea-worm sores to get rid of worms. The castor seeds have a lot of medicinal properties which helps to scrofulous sores and boils due to tuberculosis of lymph nodes.
Castor oil can be applied for fighting against the irritations on the anus, as a result, the patients can feel free. For complete relief, you can mix 30 to 60 grams of pure castor oil with milk and drink. After a few days, you can notice the differences and stay free from irritations. It promotes a healthy appetite by regular consumption of castor.
The poultice prepared from castor seeds is a good treatment for rheumatic swellings. The decoction of the castor roots is the best source for the treatment of lumbago, rheumatism, and sciatica.
Treats Jaundice and liver-related problems
The fresh castor leaves have hepatoprotective action which is the medium for protecting your liver. If you suffer from jaundice then take 5-6 gms of castor seeds or leaves and mix them well, add it to boiling water and prepare a decoction and drink twice a day. After a few days, you can feel free from pain and get relief from jaundice and liver-related problems.