Ricinus cummunis L.

Local Name:
Harnoli, Arand.
Habit and Habitat:
An evergreen soft wooded shrub found in sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves long stalked, palmately 5-9 lobed, darkgreen above paler beneath. Leaf blade with triangular-lanceolate toothed lobes. Middle lobe larger, lateral smaller. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, 10-30cm long. Upper female flower with purplish sepals and lower male flower with yellowish- green calyx lobes. Fruit a capsule usually covered with long stiff prickles, splitting into 3 valves. Seed oblong and mottled.
Flowering and Fruiting:
June- December.
Harvesting Time:
Medicinal Value:
Oil is stimulant, purgative. [1 ] External use of castor oil is popular for healing cancerous and benign tumors of all kinds.[8] Local people use leaf and root poultice in joint pains, sciatica and headache.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Future Perspective:
Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy, Oil Extraction.
For more pictures and zooming effects, please go to Photo Gallery in Main Menu.

» Back




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Copyright@2016 - All Rights Reserved

Designed and Developed by Dte. of  MIS&ICT, PARC