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Castor Bean ( Tukhm-e-Arandi )

تخم ارنڈی
Scientific Name: Ricinus Communis

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Castor Bean/Tukhm-e-Arandi (تخم ارنڈی) also known as Ricinus Communis, is native to Eastern Africa, southeastern Mediterranean Basin and India. But it grows well in all tropical regions. This plant has been under cultivation for more than 6000 years and it was widely used for cosmetics and oil lamps in ancient Egypt.

Castor is a tall branched shrub which reaches a height of up to 4 m. The stem is hollow, erect and grayish green in colour when tender, and as it ages, the stem changes to brownish red colour. The leaves are seen in spirals with coarse toothed segments. The flowers are seen in terminal inflorescences which are green and sometimes red in colour.

Ingredient Name :

Ricinus communis Linn.

Arabic Name : Khirwa, Taartaqa, Kiki, Jaar

Bengali Name : Bherenda

Chinese Name : Bi ma zi, Ma hong liang

English Name : Castor-oil Plant, Castor Bean

French Name : Ricin

b Rizinus, Christuspalme, Hundsbaum, Läusebaum, Römische Bohne, Wunderbaum

Gujarati Name : Erandio, Erando, Dibeli

Hindi Name : Arand, Arandi, Rendi, Andi

Kannada Name : Harlu, Manda, Oudala Gida

Kashmiri Name : Aran, Banangir

Latin name : Ricinus communis Linn.

Marathi Name : Erand, Erandi

Persian Name : Khora, Bedanjeer, Khirwa

Punjabi Name : Arind

Sanskrit Name : Erand, Gandharvahasta

Urdu Name : Bedanjir, Arandi

Recommended Dosage:

Seeds : 7 to 10 g powder; Oil : 5 to 20 ml.


Repeated use of castor oil as a laxative should be avoided as it causes secondary constipation. Persons suffering from kidney infections should not take castor oil as a purgative. It should also not be used when there is abdominal pain or intestinal infections such as appendicitis, enteritis or inflammation of the small intestine and peritonitis. Large doses of castor oil during the early months of pregnancy may cause abortion.

Health Benefits:

  1. Helpful in fighting rheumatism.
  2. Relieves menstrual pain.
  3. Effective in birth control.
  4. Stimulate lactation process.
  5. Effective in treating regular skin infections.
  6. Moisturizing agent.
  7. Natural remedy for arthritis.
  8. Eliminates stubborn ringworm.
  9. Cures wounds and bruises.
  10. Promotes hair growth.
  11. Antimicrobial properties.
  12. Remedy for thick eyebrows.
  13. Drains excess fluids.
  14. Effectively treats constipation.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Constipation
  • Dandruff
  • Flatulence
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Lumbago
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Under-developed Breasts

The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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