Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Castor Bean (Castor Oil Plant)
Botanical Name   Ricinus communis
System Affected   chest, coughs, bowels, colic, diarrhea, itches/skin
Properties   poltice to breasts to increase milk secretion womb chest, coughs, colic, diarrhea bowel prugative (mild action) Externally: itches, ringworm, cutaneous complaints, warts, wrinkles
Notes   usually taken as Castor Oil
Dosage   1-4 tsp

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