The word “castor” is more commonly known as purgative. Unknown to many, castor is seed

from vine that climbs as high as seven meters, and if allowed to the wild, can be a little tree.

The stems are green or getting yellowish and hollow, as they grow maturer or older. This

flourishes in the East and North Africa, Yemen, North and Middle East. This was cultured in

Egypt as early as 4000 B.C. and was brought to India and China about 618-906 A.D. Here in

the Philippines, it is said that it has been growing even before the coming of the Spaniard, but

has not been given attention because the fruits are small and there was no market for them. Continue reading “Castor”