Starting labor with castor oil has been used for a long time to induce labor. Expectant mothers drink castor oil to ready themselves for childbirth.

Its effectiveness, however, has been controversial with the medical community taking different sides on the issue. The question lies:  does castor oil really induce labor and how much castor oil to induce labor?

Medically, castor oil is popular as a natural laxative, which helps ease constipation and diarrhea. But it is this ability to expel the contents of the digestive tract that seems to be the basis …

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