Whenever we visited my grandma when I was a kid and something hurt, she would always take out a glass bottle filled with castor oil and apply it on my skin. She used to recommend this type of oil for pretty much any ailment you can think of.
Well, as it turns out, my grandma was actually on to something. Although castor oil is definitely not the solution for all problems, it does hold some unexpected health benefits that everybody should know.
One of the most common uses for castor oil is as a remedy against joint pain. It is very efficient when it comes to treating an arthritic pain or sprains. All you have to do is soak a piece of thick wool into castor oil and then apply it to the area that hurts. Wrap some foil around it to keep it in place, and wait for your skin to warm up so that the oil better penetrates you skin.
Castor oil can also be used to treat dark eye circles and give your skin a healthy glow. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Watch the video below to learn more surprising ways to use castor oil.