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Ricinoleic acid (12-hydroxy-9-cis-octadecenoic acid) is an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that naturally occurs in mature Castor plant (Ricinus Communis L., Euphorbiaceae) seeds. About 90% of the fatty acid content in castor oil is the triglyceride formed from ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is manufactured for industries by saponification or fractional distillation of hydrolyzed castor oil.
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Ricinoleic acid in medicines
Ricinoleic acid exerts remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
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