Castor oil

castor oilCastor oil (Oleum Ricini) - oil, which is produced by extrusion of the seed of the castor. Castor oil leads to reflex increased peristalsis of the bowel, causes reflex contraction of the muscles of the uterus. Used orally as a laxative for 15-30 g, for stimulation generic activities 40-50 g in combination with other drugs stimulating delivery act, and externally in the ointments and salves for treatment of burns, ulcers, soften the skin, etc., See. also Laxatives.