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Botanical Name Ricinus communis
Family Euphorbiaceae
Origin The plant is believed to have originated in the tropical regions of Africa and the Middle East.
Description Ricinus communis, commonly known as castor bean or castor oil plant, is a perennial shrub native to Africa and India. It grows up to 4-12 meters tall and has large, palmate leaves with serrated edges. The plant produces clusters of small, greenish-yellow flowers which develop into spiky capsules containing large, shiny, bean-like seeds.
Parts Used The seeds and oil are the parts of the plant used in traditional medicine.
Dose The recommended dosage of castor oil varies depending on the condition being treated. It is best to consult a healthcare practitioner or an Ayurvedic expert for guidance on appropriate dosages.