Sanskrit name: Eranda
Botanical name: Ricinus Communis
Habitat: It grows Wild on the waste land.
- Rasa (taste): Sweet
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Dosha (constitution): Balances vata and kapha, increases pitta
Castor has a soothing effect on the body, which helps in balancing Pitta dosha. Oil extracted from this herb possesses laxative properties and helps in treating digestive system diseases. Castor seeds are also used in treating ailments.