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Castor oil

Castor oil

(Science: chemical) An oil obtained from the seed of ricinus communis. It is used as a cathartic and as a plasticiser for pharmaceutical preparations, and has been used as a bland emollient to the skin in certain dermatoses.

Pharmacological action: cathartic, emollients, pharmaceutic aid.

chemical name: castor oil


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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

hi, i think its look like castor seed plants the name of this plant in Pakistan is "Errind seed" the oil is obtained from this plant for many purposes

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by hinamalik
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:37 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Identifying a flowering tree/plant
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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

I would suggest you get rid of it. Castor bean is considered the most deadly of all natural poisons, ricin was extracted from castor beans for chemical warfare in World War I. Its potency proved it too risky for both sides and has remained ...

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by mikebeverly
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:38 pm
 
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Topic: Identifying a flowering tree/plant
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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

... but the seeds coat you need to pay caution to..The seeds yield an oil that is used commercially. The coats of the seeds contain ricin, a deadly poison. http://home.howstuffworks.com/castor-bean.htm

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by JoshuaWalsh
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:19 am
 
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Topic: Identifying a flowering tree/plant
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Identifying a flowering tree/plant

This is a Castor plant (Ricinus communis).It is a native of Ethopian region of tropical East Africa ... It is a plant which is generally grown for seeds, which are widely used for preparing oils. This oil is used in various purposes like as a lubricants,in the manufacture of soaps,various ...

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by sumita
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:36 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... leaf extracts using anti-ricin a-chain (RTA) antibodies identified 34- and 32-kDa proteins, which were electrophoretically indistinguishable from castor seed RTA. Analysis with anti-ricin b-chain (RTB) antibodies identified both a 34-kDa protein major band, which co-migrated with castor seed RTB, ...

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by London
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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