In the second of our series, Loc’d Life looks at castor oil, a home remedy for a variety of ailments from skin disorders to digestive relief. (It’s that same spoonful of oil that kids ran away from when their mothers used it as a time-tested and unpredictable laxative! :))
Today, many are realizing the benefits of castor oil as one that assists in hair growth and can alleviate hair loss.
Castor oil comes from the seeds of the castor oil plant (known as castor beans—a photo is above). When pressed into an oil, it comes in various colors from colorless to pale yellow. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory. This fatty acid also rids the scalp of bacterial and fungal infections that cause hair loss. Jamaican Black Castor Oil, a particular type of castor oil, is even darker due a high ash content from manually roasted…
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