By: Joe Graedon May 12, 2016 7 Comments
    Can Castor Oil Really Help Against Bruising?

    Castor oil has been used for thousands of years as a home remedy. The seeds of the castor bean also make one of the deadliest poisons known to man---ricin. Fortunately, ricin is not found in the oil. …

    By: Terry Graedon September 15, 2014 7 Comments
    Pedicure Preparation Soothed Sore Foot

    Q. I dropped a jug of milk on my foot recently, causing swelling, extreme pain and black and blue marks up to my ankle lasting more than three weeks. At that point, I decided I must see the doctor. Wh…

    By: Joe Graedon November 6, 2008 8 Comments
    Castor Oil Prevents Scar

    Q. I have been using castor oil for years on bruises in my family. It truly works. It also works wonders as an anti-scar ointment. I used it on a surgical scar AFTER the stitches were removed. When I …

    By: Joe Graedon March 22, 2008 1 Comments
    Knocking Out Bruises With Castor Oil

    Q. Whenever my children hurt themselves, the first thing I reached for was the castor oil. My mother-in-law's uncle was a boxer and always used castor oil after a boxing match to prevent hematomas and…