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How long do castor oil capsules take to induce labor and do they need to be frozen first?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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In brief: Not recommended

Castor oil is a strong stimulant that can cause not just diarrhea but also stomach upset - which may not be a good thing when you are in labor.
It has been used for millenia, but there is very little medical evidence that it is effective.

In brief: Not recommended

Castor oil is a strong stimulant that can cause not just diarrhea but also stomach upset - which may not be a good thing when you are in labor.
It has been used for millenia, but there is very little medical evidence that it is effective.
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