This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of castor oil. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing castor oil.
This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing castor oil. For practical information about using castor oil medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.
|Latin name||Ricini oleum|
|English common name||Castor oil|
|Botanical name||Ricinus communis L.|
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European Union herbal monograph