Castor Oil for Digestion

But you thought you were supposed to swallow it? Nope.

I had never heard of people rubbing castor oil on their bodies, and certainly not to aid with digestion.  But apparently, it has been used this way for a very long time. Here are some facts from Wikipedia:

Undecylenic acid, a castor oil derivative, is also FDA-approved for over-the-counter use on skin disorders or skin problems.[18] Castor oil penetrates deep into the skin due to its molecular mass, which is low enough to penetrate into the stratum corneum. Castor isostearate succinate is a polymeric mixture of esters with isostearic acid and succinic acid used for skin conditioning, such as in shampoolipstick and lip balm.[19]

One study has found castor oil decreased pain more than ultrasound gel or Vaseline during extracorporeal shockwave application.[22

So it looks like this guy might know what he’s talking about. Want to learn more? Check out this article: http://www.balancemebeautiful.com/castor-oil-benefits/

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  1. Anonymous said:

    He kind of looks like a gay pirate.

  2. Anonymous said:

    What kind of wax do you think he uses on his mustache? I need some of that.

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