Medicinal Use: Caster oil is cathartic. It is one of most common purgatives and is safe so long as the seeds are pressed and the oil is extracted below one hundred degrees Fahrenheit.
Magickal Use: Castor beans absorb evil and negativity.
Castor Beans 1 oz. Package
Caution: Though oil from the seeds is safe, the entire plant contains an irritating substance, ricin, one of the most deadly poisons in the world. It poisons the blood and should not be used internally. Symptoms of poisoning include a burning feeling in the mouth, throat, and stomach hours after ingestion, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. The second through the tenth day of poisoning, there may be bleeding and low blood pressure, possibly leading to shock. Complications may result in convulsions and death. Even nonfatal poisoning may permanently damage the intestines, liver, and kidneys. Induce vomiting immediately and seek medical help. Three large seeds have been known to kill an adult.
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