The medicinal use of Ricinus communis (Castor Oil Plant, Castor Beans) locally known as Lara, Laa, Ewe-Laa, Lapalapa Adete, Laa-Funfun, Ogiri, Zurma.


Ricinus communis is a medicinal plant belonging to Euphorbiaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Lara, Laa, Ewe-Laa, Lapalapa Adete, Laa-Funfun, Ogiri, Zurma among other names. it is also commonly referred as Castor Oil Plant, Castor Beans.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the seeds, leaves, root

The plant is used for the treatment of itch, ring worm, purgative, flatulence, lumbago, emollient, toothache.
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

December 5, 2015 |

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