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What Does Castor Oil Do?

I'm sorry, I must be on coffee overload today, lol. Has anyone drank castor oil? What did it do to you? I'm so lost as to what it actually does, LOL.


Asked by Katrina3016 at 4:09 PM on Oct. 1, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • It makes you shit your guts out. The theory is that the intestinal contractions will start uterine contractions.
    I have never known any body it has worked for though.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 4:11 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Yep, it gives you the runs, Who says you cant learn from cartoons like Tom and Jerry! lol

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 4:12 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Sorry that my answer was rather blunt, but sometimes the truth hurts. :D

    Answer by Nathskitten at 4:13 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • No offense taken here!  I've been curious because I keep hearing women on here saying that they are drinking it to start labor and that seems to make little sense to me.  Lets have the runs and start labor, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, lol.


    Answer by Katrina3016 at 4:15 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • There have been no studies done showing it works. I wouldn't drink the stuff. I don't understand why women are in such a hurry. I wanted the baby to stay in as long as possible!

    Answer by Gailll at 4:23 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • My second child was 10 days overdue, so I took Castor oil. It didn't do anything but give me diarrhea. I had him 4 days later. It tastes worse than anything you can possibly imagine!


    Answer by pagan_mama at 4:29 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Castor Oil causes you to poop, and during pregnancy it can cause uterine contractions, bringing on labor. The danger is that it can cause the baby to poop in the womb, and the baby can have the baby poop inhaled in his lungs when born causing severe breathing problems.


    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 4:52 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Yes I agree all it does is make you poop! It was the WORST thing I ever drank in my life, the stupid things we do to try to go into labor! haha

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Castor oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaCastor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean (technically castor seed as the castor plant, Ricinus communis, is not a member of the bean ...


    Answer by vbruno at 6:11 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • DO NOTuse Castor Oil to try and induce labor as it is VERY poisonous and even deadly when used in high doses!


    Answer by vbruno at 6:12 PM on Oct. 1, 2009