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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

... 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
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
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
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Identifying a flowering tree/plant
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Question about Nutrients

... products tested for fat content: butter, peanut butter, lard, cod-liver oil, castor oil? 6. Why are beans or eggs often substituted for meat in a meal? 7. What elements ...

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by Marebear668
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about Nutrients
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