Benefits of Castor Oil

सतिक्तोषणमैरण्डं तैलं स्वादु सरं गुरु ||
वर्ध्मगुल्मानिलकफानुदरं विषमज्वरं |
रूक्शोफौ च कटीगुह्यकोष्ठपृष्ठाश्रयौ जयेत् ||
तीक्ष्णोष्णं पिच्छिलं विस्त्रं रक्तैरण्डोद्भवं त्वति |
– अष्टांगहृदय सूत्रस्थान 5 – 57, 58, 59

एरंडेल किंचित कडवट, तिखट, मधुर, सारक, जड असून वात व कफ यांना कमी करते.
विषमज्वर, गुल्म, पोटात पाणी होणे तसेच कमरेच्या, पाठीच्या ठिकाणच्या सुजेवर व दुखण्यावर उपयोगी आहे.
तांबड्या एरंडाचे तेल फारच तीक्ष्ण, उष्ण, चिकट असते.

Benefits of Castor Oil

Castor oil is bitter, pungent and sweet in taste, it promotes natural movement of body fluids i.e. laxative, hard to digest.
It is an enlargement of the scrotum (hernia), abdominal tumors, diseases caused by Vata and Kapha, ascites, intermittent fevers, pain and swellings of the waist, genitals, abdomen, and back, is capable of penetrating deep, hot
in potency and bad in the smell.
Oil of red variety of castor seeds is still more penetrating, hot in potency and sticky and has a bad smell.

Note: Castor oil is used for the medicinal purpose to produce purgation to relieve pains and reduce swelling etc. it is an efficient Vatahara drug (mitigates the increased Vata) and so very useful in many diseases.