Ricinus Communis Castor Bean Oil Seeds
Castor seeds inhibits medicinal uses, which are used since many centuries. Medicinally these seeds are used for birth control, constipation etc. Castor oil has industrial uses as well.
Ricinus communis is commonly known as Castor bean and castor oil plant. It belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Ricinus communis produces the seeds commonly known as castor seeds. These seeds are rich sources of castor oil. These seeds contain 40% to 60% oil.
Ricinus communis is named the most harmful plant on earth for people. This harmfulness of crude castor beans is because of the presence of ricin. Ricin is very toxic chemical. It is important industrial drought tolerant, vegetable crop.