The castor bean appears on the walls of ancient temples in India where it is called "Wondrous Oil" in Sanskrit, recommended for almost any affliction of man.
In China it is called "The Infinite Healer" and it was regarded as the king of all medicines.
Europe called it "The Hand of Christ" for the way it could often reverse the buboles of the black plague and restore a human being who was literally on their death bed. Castor oil was rushed to the wealthy with plague by their physicians who paid for it to be brought from other cities at great expense - the poor cursed them as their own children lay dying because they could not afford it. It is no surprise - castor oil's unbelievable stimulation of the lymph glands and immune system T-cells is now a very well documented phenomenon. The secret ingredient is a very special kind of fatty acid called "Rinolineic Acid" that in the natural state before processing is a deadly poison. Once processed it is possibly the most miraculous substance on earth, essentially a powerful solvent that soaks into body tissues and kills all bad stuff without harming the good stuff. Pharmaceutical companies tamper with this molecule slightly to make it patentable and then sell it to people as toxic drugs with horrible side-effects which costs thousands of dollars and are responsible for the huge increases in medical costs over the past half-century. They are selling people something for a grand an ounce they used to buy down at the corner drug store by the quart bottle for fifty cents at the turn of the last century.
It has been suggested by some that at the start of the new century, doctors were sitting idle with no clients for years at a time and many general practitioners earned no more money than a common day laborer because of a generation raised on good nutritious food and castor oil. Nobody ever got sick and it was killing the medical profession, so the medical profession decided to start killing everybody else by giving away "free" vaccinations right after the start of the 20th century. What, nobody told you the original vaccination programs were always "free" and heavily promoted by doctors who pooled their money to pay for advertising of these "free" vaccination schedules? A short time afterwards the world caught a little bug called the Spanish Influenza and most of those who died from it had gotten "free" vaccinations the previous year 1917. Funny the parts they leave out of history. Today, the only people who enjoy the kind of health that our fathers used to take for granted are the Amish, who avoid vaccines and doctors and raise their kids on castor oil. Doctors are one of the wealthiest professions you can go into and they get paid whether their patients live or die, it doesn't matter. Doctors get paid no matter what happens in the modern era.
You will hear it said that this plant originates in tropical Africa. That's a lie. The castor bean was brought by early dutch settlers four centuries ago to the Freaka and it has simply been allowed to grow in the wild without anyone cutting it back. The evidence indicates the castor bean may have first "developed" (been engineered?) in the Caucasus Mountains a couple hundred thousand years ago. Wouldn't surprise me in the least to discover this was originally a special melonhead staple which only those with royal oblong heads could consume. (No skull deformed children need apply.)
What happened to this stuff? Turns out, modern citizens of the West have not had access to it for fifty years unless they know what to buy.
You see, as part of the improvementation process of our society, some sharp operators decided back in the 1960's that the ancient method of cold pressing the oil was not very profitable and they proposed to remove castor oil in a tenth the time at a tenth the expense, by heating it and using a solvent called Hexane to dissolve it into "oil" much quicker than our ancestors had done it for thousands and thousands of years. In doing so of course they totally destroyed all medicinal value of the plant, leaving basically a Hexane contaminated oil in it's place that you would be unwise to even use in a lawnmower.
Not long after they stopped producing real castor oil that had been a staple in medicine for at least nine thousand years, doctors began pointing out all the benefits of castor oil had clearly been exaggerated for many centuries. After all, this crap simply doesn't work, they said. Why, I've had patients take it and it has actually made them ill, which is what you would expect from what was basically an industrial waste oil that was being labeled "Castor Oil." The doctors breathed a sigh of relief. Now we can start prescribing our own medicines instead of that ultra cheap quack's cure. Their own research showed most of these medicines were no more effective than "Castor" (Hexane) oil at curing anything but taking their poisons gave you the satisfaction of thinking to yourself, "Well, at least I'm not on those old wives tales medicines like castor oil! Hah! Gosh modern people are scienmajistical to the extreme!"
If you buy castor oil, make sure it is distinctly labeled as "cold-pressed" and "hexane free."
Where to start? Okay, ever worry you may be harbouring who knows what kind of parasites in your intestinal tract over the course of your entire life? Castor oil has been demonstrated to purge anything in your intestines that is not intestines. It can actually cause explosive diarrhea when overused and lab studies have documented tapeworms literally being blasted out of people's anuses which have likely been in there for decades. The blackshirts in Italy under Mussolini used to pull communists out of their houses in the 1930's and force feed them castor oil until they crapped themselves in public for the next couple of days, to prove that they really were "full of sh*t."
If you will visit the link above, you will find that castor oil is quite capable of fixing nearly anything external or internal in your body, whatever it might be. A lot of followers of Edgar Cayce have adhered to his recommendations of castor oil packs for many years and probably been much healthier than the general population because of it. Have you ever heard followers of Edgar Cayce described as "baby faced old spinsters with pink cheeks and gullible dispositions?" It is likely all that castor oil these people are taking. Lots of people have noticed that the elderly women who love Cayce as a spiritual teacher always look awfully young for their age. In this instance, it is possible that Cayce may have actually gotten something right.