Ricinus communis Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Ricinus communis Linn. is aslo known as Ricinus speciosus Burm., Ricinus viridis Willd., belongs to Euphorbiaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Bazr Kharii, Bed-Anjeer, Khuru.
The English Names for this herb are Castor, Castor Oil Plant.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Arand, Arandae, Arandai, Bed Anjir, Harnoli, Hiran Jo-Wann, Murghpad, Murpad.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Ricinus communis Linn. are Alterative, Anthelmintic, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Cathartic, Counter-Irritant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Non Irritant Purgative, Resolvent, Stimulant.


  • Anthelmintic
  • Counter-Irritant
  • Detersive

  • Leaves:
  • Expectorant
  • Galactagogue

  • Oil:
  • Laxative
  • Sedative

  • Fruit:
  • Appetizer

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds of Ricinus communis Linn. are Lumbago, Ascites, Paralysis, Piles, Elephantiasis, Scabies, Freckles, Asthma, Dropsy, Amenorrhoea, Boils, Leprosy, Rheumatism, Inflammations, Warts, Convulsions, Liver Troubles, Ring Worm, Scrofulous Sores, Body Pain.

    The Indications of Leaves of Ricinus communis Linn. are Boils, Rheumatism, Sores, Gout.

    The Indications of Oil of Ricinus communis Linn. are Cough, Paralysis, Pain, Rheumatism, Leprosy, Muscular Rheumatism, Asthma, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dropsy, Tremor, Body Pain, Inflammations.

    The Indications of Fruit of Ricinus communis Linn. are Tumors, Liver Diseases, Spleen Disorders, Pain, Piles.

    The Indications of Root of Ricinus communis Linn. are Rectum Diseases, Eructation, Leprosy, Inflammations, Asthma, Bronchitis, Pain, Skin Diseases, Toothache, Ascites, Fever.

    The Indications of Flower of Ricinus communis Linn. are Glandular Tumors, Vaginal Pain.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Ricinus communis Linn..


    The Temperament of Ricinus communis Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    DAWA-E-MALISHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    DAWA-E-TAKOREHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MARHAM DAKHLIYOONHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MENOTATHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Ricinus communis Linn. is used in the preparation of Hab Dabba Atfal, Halwa-i-Supari Pak, Itrifal Zamani, Ma'jun Bawasir, Ma'jun Suranjan, Marham Atishak, Marham Dakhliyun, Roghan Arandi, Roghan Kalan, Zimad Sheer Shutar compounds.


    Whole Herb
    Leaves7.000g - 12.000gN/A
    Oil25.000ml - 50.000mlN/A
    Seeds3.000g - 5.000g

    Herb's Description

    Ricinus communis Linn.. An annual or perennial bush or occasionally a soft-wood small tree from five or six it. to 6 m or more. Leaves green or reddish, 30-60 cm in diameter palmately 5-11 lobed, Flowers monoecious, in spikes 30-60 cm long. Fruit a capsule covered with soft spine like processes and dehiscing into three 2- valved cocci. Seeds oblong, smooth, variously coloured, mottled, varying mud in size

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of Africa. It occurs in Tropical Countries.. The plant is naturalized and widely cultivated in tropical countries.
    Odor: The odor of Seeds of Ricinus communis Linn. is Odourless
    Seeds: Unpleasant,Bad


    No information regarding Ricinus communis Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Ricinus communis Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Ricinus communis Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use in any form is harmful for stomach.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Ricinus communis Linn.. (work in progress)