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Researchers from University of Hyderabad found that Castor bean plants prove useful in fighting soil pollution by absorbing toxic heavy metals from soil due to industrial pollution.

Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

Key Facts

  • Roots, leaves, and stem of these plants contain heavy metals such as lead
  • These plants accelerate the remediation of polluted soils through chelators, which enhance accumulation of heavy metals.
  • Castor seed plants one of the sturdiest plants growing in highly polluted soil, including mining areas. Castor oil (also known as ‘Arandi ka tel’ in Hindi) used as remedy for a variety of ailments in India.

Importance of Discovery

Castor plants having medical properties are also a boon for soil pollution and are abundant in India.

Uses of Castor Oil

  • Safe, Natural Laxative
  • Relieves Muscle Soreness
  • Soothes Joint Pain
  • Treats Fungal Infections
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Enhances Hair Color
  • Homemade Natural Mascara
  • Deeply Moisturizes Skin
  • Spot Treatment for Skin Problems
  • Natural Sleep Aid
  • Treats Babies With Colic
  • Heals Skin Ailments on Pets
  • Preservative
  • Lubricant

- Published/Last Modified on: August 24, 2017

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