The Dirty Gardener Heirloom Medicinal Castor Oil Plant
Mosquito Plant/ Castor Oil Plant - Description: Ricinus Communis is an evergreen shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf 12-jan it is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by wind. The plant is self-fertile. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. Medicinal uses plants for a future cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Anthelmintic; antidandruff; antitussive; cathartic; emollient; expectorant; laxative; purgative; skin. The oil from the seed is a very well-known laxative that has been widely used for over 2,000 years. It is considered to be fast, safe and gentle, prompting a bowel movement in 3 - 5 hours, and is recommended for both the very young and the aged. It is so effective that it is regularly used to clear the digestive tract in cases of poisoning. It should not be used in cases of chronic constipation, where it might deal with the symptoms but does not treat the cause. The flavor is somewhat unpleasant, however, and it can cause nausea in some people. The oil has a remarkable antidandruff effect. The oil is well-tolerated by the skin and so is sometimes used as a vehicle for medicinal and cosmetic preparations. Germinating power is tested, best before 07.2018.
- Add a unique and stunning look to properties with a caster oil plant
- Produces a large, tall shrub with huge, dark red leaves and seed heads
- Repels mosquitos and other biting insects
- These seeds are non-GMO and certified organic