palma christi


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Noun1.Palma Christi - large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricinpalma christi - large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics
castor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil
genus Ricinus, Ricinus - a genus of herb having only one known species: castor-oil plant
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Unrefined castor oil, also called the Palma Christi, contains ricin from the castor bean, a counterirritant with marvelous lymphatic-stimulating and pain-relieving properties.
The well was located at an isolated locality, west of the town, under the shadow of a variety of trees, including Palma Christi or castor oil bush (kourtounia) and Morus Alba (sycamore).