castor oil

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a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant

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We compared the particle size of pigment/fluid mixtures both after simple dispersing and milling using bishydroxyethoxypropyl dimethicone and castor oil to ensure that the pigment particles were well separated in our experiments.
While there is no danger in consuming castor oil, eating the whole seeds can be deadly.
A basal medium was prepared as described by OSO, 1974, using castor oil as sole carbon and energy source.
Conni taught us how to make castor oil and clay packs and how to use them.
The purpose of this study was to determine the repellent effect of the hydroethanolic extracts of the wild and Mirante variety of the castor oil plant on the agave weevil in the laboratory.
Sebacic acid is derived from castor oil, making Terra HS a 63 percent bio-content polymer.
Herbs, antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients, bile salts, pancreatic enzymes, organic diet avoiding trans fats, acupuncture, neural therapy, energy medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, liver/GB flush, coffee enemas, colon therapy, chiropractic, topical poultices and castor oil packs, mood and stress modulation (Chinese medicine reminds us that the emotion of an unhappy liver/GB is anger), and many other approaches can be employed in the rescue.
I too have a query, can anyone tell me why it's impossible to purchase - anywhere - castor oil, which was an everyday commodity as a family remedy?
You can also make your own natural repellents, using plant oils such as cinnamon, rosemary, lemongrass, cedar, cloves and castor oil.
mainly on the Euramerican Poplar No 107 and castor oil plants and the
A polyamide resin derived from castor oil, a non-edible plant resource is also being used in electronic parts, however, there is an inadequate supply of this plant resource to expand its use and its characteristics are unsuitable for use in a variety of electronics.
Daily use of castor oil packs have also been shown to be effective in a study by Washington University.
10, in part from castor oil, requires 20% less fossil fuel than a ton of a conventional polyamide, while providing equivalent property performance, Rhodia says.
Golf is a bourgeois sport," he said, repeating the word "bourgeois" as if he were swallowing castor oil.
Newly-introduced EcoPaXX is a green, bio-based material: approximately 70 per cent of the polymer consists of building blocks derived from castor oil as a renewable resource.