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After seeing many people talk about Castor Oil's effectiveness, I wanted to give it a shot. I have some questions about it though:
1) Do people take this orally or do they use it topically?
2) Is there a specific type or band of castor oil that people recommend around here?
Also this is quite a read.
The most famous use as punishment came in Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini. It was a favorite tool used by the Blackshirts to humiliate their opponents.[SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP]Political dissidents were force-fed large quantities of castor oil by Fascist squads. This technique was said to have been originated by Gabriele D'Annunzio. Victims of this treatment did sometimes die, as the dehydrating effects of the oil-induced diarrhea often complicated the recovery from the nightstick beating they also received along with the castor oil; however, even those victims who survived had to bear the humiliation of the laxative effects resulting from excessive consumption of the oil.[SUP][/SUP]