In this Article
- What other names is Castor known by?
- What is Castor?
- How does Castor work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Castor.
Although castor oil might be safe when used for inducing labor in pregnant women at term, it should not be used without the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is UNSAFE to use in pregnant women who are not at term.
The whole seed is UNSAFE to take by mouth. The outer coating of the castor bean contains a deadly poison. This outer coating can cause nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal pain; dehydration; shock; blood cell destruction; severe fluid and electrolyte disturbances; liver, kidney, and pancreas damage; and death.
Do not take castor if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have bowel obstruction.
- You have gallbladder problems.
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