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Castor Ricinus communus

Indigenous to parts of the Mediterranean, East Africa and India, castor is now cultivated successfully throughout most tropical and sub-tropical regions for its precious oil.

At Pukka, we work with an organic project in Karnataka to grow the castor seeds needed for pressing into oil.

Also known as the ‘Palm of Christ’ due to the shape of its leaves the plant is decorated with red and white flowers.

The beautiful, variegated seeds are cold pressed to produce our organic castor oil.

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