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Castor Oil plant

Scientific name of Castor oil plant: Ricinus communis Linn

Name of Castor oil plant in different languages:-

 Sanscrit: Panchangula, Vatari

 Hindi: Erandi

 Malayalam: Avanakku-ആവണക്ക്, Eranda-ഏരണ്ഡ

Plant description:-

The castor oil plant is a shrub or small tree fast-growing  commonly seen in waste areas, roadsides etc., it reaches the size of  12 m height, but it's wood is not hardy. Leaves glossy and green and 15 to 45 cm long, fruit are spiny and greenish in color, the capsule containing large bean contain seeds is highly poisonous.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Serrated Venation-Reticulate
 Palmate  Margin_Finely-Serrated  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Seed, Leaf.

Medicinal uses: 

To treat (vatha) rheumatic pain, Joint pain, Asthma.

Chemical content:

Triglycerides, Ricinolein

How to prepare medicines:

Medicinal plants and other ingredients used in the  prepare of the Ayurveda medicines like:



Dadhika Ghrita

Karpasasthyadi Kuzhambu

Lakshadi Kuzhambu

Prabhanjana Vimardhanam Kuzhambu

Diureston Tablet

Rheumarid Tablets

Ureaze Tablet

Eranda Thailam


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