what is castor seed? What are the functions of castor seed? Learn about the medicinal information of castor seed.
The function and effect of castor seed: the seed of castor in Euphorbiaceae. This product has the effect of detumescence, detoxification, diarrhea and relieving stagnation. It is used for carbuncle, swelling, throat obstruction, dry stool and other symptoms. Castor, a plant of Euphorbiaceae, an annual or perennial herb. The whole plant is smooth, covered with wax powder, usually green, cyan gray or purple red; the stem is round and hollow, with branches; the leaves are relatively large, palmately divided; the panicle, the unisexual flower has no petals, the female flower grows in the upper part of the inflorescence, the light red style, the male flower in the lower part of the inflorescence, light yellow; the capsule has thorns or no thorns; the oval seed, with hard seed coat, shiny and black, white and brown stripes. High temperature, frost resistance, strong adaptability to acid and alkali.
The product is oval or oval, slightly flat, 0.9-1.8cm long and 0.5-1cm wide. The surface is smooth with gray white and black brown or yellow brown and red brown stripes. One side is relatively flat, one side is relatively uplifted, and the flat side has a raised seed ridge; one end has a gray white or light brown raised seed caruncle. The testa is thin and brittle. Endosperm fat, white, oil-rich, thin, odorless, slightly bitter and pungent taste.