Castor oil is the cold-pressed product of the hardy Castor Bean plant.  A native of tropical East Africa, the medicinal beans from this desert shrub have been found within the innermost chambers of Egyptian tombs dating back to 4000 B.C.  Exceedingly rich in         plant-based fatty acids, Castor oil has been traditionally used in holistic medicine for centuries as a soothing emollient, treating everything from dry skin to dermatitis.