A Haitian Treasure: Castor Oil
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean (technically castor seed as the castor plant) Ricinus communis. Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with mild or no odor or taste. It is a triglyceride in which approximately 90 percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleic acid.
Growing up, my mother would rub this on my head when I had a headache, my throat when I had a sore throat, my knee when I broke my knee, my scalp for my hair growth....you get the gist.