The Castor plant, with botanical name “ricinus communis L” and a species of flowering plant in the spurge family “Euphorbiaceae”, and It belongs to a monotypic genus Ricinus The castor plant belong to Kingdom “Plantae” Plants and Subkindom “Tracheobionta” Vascular Plant and it subclass of “Rosidae” and the family of “Euphorbiaceae” Spurge Family.
The seed seed has the ability to resist water, and is used for fabrics and their protective coverings. It is used in the manufacture of high – grade lubricants, soap and printing inks, on textile dying and for preserving leather. The dehydrated oil is an excellent drying agent which compares favorably with Tung oil and is used in paints and varnishes. The hydrogenated oil is used in the manufacture of waxes, plastics, carbon paper, candles and crayons. They are also used for plastics, ointments and cosmetics
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION OF CASTOR OIL
The major industrial applications involve use of activated carbon is in the metal finishing field. It is employed greatly for purifying electroplating solution
(i)Medical uses: it is used to treating poisonous and overdoses. The tablet and capsule of activated carbon are used to treat diarrhea, indigestion.
(ii)Environmental Application: it is used in filtration of water system and removal of pollutant from water stream in filed and in industries e.g spill cleanup, air purification, drinking water purification
(iii)Agriculture use: it is used by organic farmers in livestock productions as pesticide, feed additives, processing aids and disinfectant and wine makings as absorbent of brown colour pigment.
(iv)Gas purification: activated carbon are used in compressing air and gas purifiers to remove oil vapour and odour
(v)Chemical purification: it is used in the laboratory scale in order to purify solution of organic molecule containing unwanted colour impurity.
(vi)Environmental Application: it is used in filtration of water system and removal of pollutant from water stream in filed and in industries e.g spill cleanup, air purification, drinking water purification
but generally, castor oil is good for skin, that is as cream, robing castor oil in your skin daily improved your skin from conterminous and improve your hormones