English Name :- CASTOR OIL PLANT
Botanical Name :- ricinus communis linn.
Family :- euphorbiaceae
Parts - Used:- Roots, Root bark, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds & Oil.
Habit :- A tall annual glabrous, glaucous, branched shrub looking like a small tree; Leaves broad palmatifid & serrate; Flowers unisexual.
Taste :- Acrid/Astringent.
Chemical Constituents :- Roots Contains: Resin, Tannin, Starch; Seeds Contain:- 50% oil, (Fixed oil), Protein, Ricinine, Ricin, Lipase (Enzyme), Fixed oil Contains:- Glycerides, Ricinolesis, Isoricinoleic acid, Stearic acid, Crystals of Calcium oxalate, Nitrate, Ricin is poisonous content.
Used in: Disuria, Cough, Worms infestation, Fruits used in: Hepatomegaly, Spleenomegaly, Epilepsy, Piles, Asthma, Bronchitis, Skin diseases, Febrifuge, Jaundice, Eye disease, Nervous disease, Sciatica, Rheumatism and Lumbago.
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