astor seed plant is native to India. Castor Oil comes from the bean of the Ricinus communis or Palma Christi plant as its leaves resembled the hands of Christ. Used therapeutically in ancient Japanese healing arts and other ancient cultures such as India, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and the Americas, castor oil enjoys a long and distinguished history.
One of the oldest medical textbooks in existence, the Ebers Papyrus, mentions that the early Egyptians applied castor oil topically as early as 1550 B.C.
Edgar Cayce, a medical intuitive known as the “sleeping prophet”, introduced castor oil packs for the treatment of many conditions.