Here's what's happening with the product for Candida called SF722 but castor-oil is a different kettle of fish than you might think and it is not advisable to take. The first part below is all about the product, and the second part is "What is Castor Oil" which is the main ingredient in SF722. Take heed and be healthy.
SF722 Gel Caps for Candida
FORMULA SF722 is a safe and effective supplement for the normalization of the microbial ecology of the intestines in mild to moderate cases of candida infection. We find it particularly useful because of its gentle action which in most cases does not provoke strong yeast die-off reactions. The active principle in this product, 10 Undecenoic acid, derived from castor bean oil is non-toxic and markedly more potent as a yeast fighter than caprylic acid and many of the other commonly available plant derived anti-candida agents.
INGREDIENTS: Each gelcap contains 10-Undecenoic Acid: 50 mg. (derived from castor bean oil), extra virgin olive oil, gelatin, glycerin and water.
castor-oil plant, a tall plant, Ricinus communis, of the spurge family, cultivated for its ornamental foliage and having poisonous seeds that are the source of castor oil.
Also called castor bean.
What is Castor Oil?
The greenish extract of a large tropical plant, castor oil has been used for many years to ease constipation and induce vomiting. Basically, it's WD40 (oil used in machines) for the gastro-intestinal tract.
As any Little_Rascals fan knows, castor oil is a notoriously ghastly tasting liquid. "http://health.yahoo.com/health/Drugs_Tree/Medication_or_Drug/0248/" recommends chilling castor oil in the fridge and mixing with cold orange juice before ingesting to make it more palatable. The mind (and tummy) reels.
But castor oil isn't just for breakfast anymore. Just ask the folks at Jayant Oil Mills Group of Bombay, who host an extremely informative "http://www.clubindia.com/jayant/uses.htm" praising the mutiple-purpose liquid. To quote:
It is somewhat difficult to imagine that, barely a few decades ago, castor oil was valued chiefly as a purgative. Who would have then anticipated the commercial respectability it would attain and the national and international demand it would come to enjoy?
This once dreaded substance is now used in plastics, textiles, paints, cosmetics, and a number of inks and industrial adhesives. The site goes on to explain that one reason for the current popularity of castor oil is due to the fact that its numerous chemical derivatives are "renewable sources, bio-degradable and eco-friendly."
That said, we still hope you never have to drink it. (Not my words, these are on the website).