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castor

(kăs′tər)
n.
An oily, brown, odorous substance obtained from glands in the groin of the beaver and used as a perfume fixative.

castor,

n Latin name:
Ricinum communis; part used: leaves, oil, roots, seeds; uses: birth control, laxative, emetic, stomach antiinflammatory, anthelmintic, leprosy, syphilis, wound healing, boils, tumors, ear infections, migraines, sore throat, facial paralysis, ulcers; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with stomach disorders; can cause nausea, stomach cramps, and allergic reactions. Also called
African coffee bean, bofareira, castor bean, castor oil plant, endi, eranda, Mexico seed, Mexico weed, palma Christi, tangantangan oil plant, wonder tree, or
wunderbaum.
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Castor.