Lately, I was wondering why there are very few cases of nasal piercing or ear piericng infection, scars and keloid problem with Indian women. Although, traditional Indian piercing is done in jewelry shops or in the street with less sterile environment and contaminated needle but, the Indian women tend to not have infection or other piercings related problems like keloid, bump and the piercing wound seems to heal faster.
The secret is "no secret" actually! It is the castor oil, like many of Mother Nature’s gifts; Castor oil has many amazing healing properties which is perhaps helped by its ability to deeply penetrate skin and tissue. Based on my personal experience the South Indians apply castor oil daily into the piercing wound and within few days or weeks there is no fuss or problem with their nasal piercing get infected. This method is being practiced for generations and it is time tested.
Castor oil or Velakennai as it is known in Tamil, is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant (ricinus communis). Castor oil is called Aceite de Ricino or Aceite de Castor in Spain and in India, where the plant is native, it is called Erand Oil (Velakennai in Tamil). In Arab it is known as Kharwa, in China it is known as Ma Hong Liang and in Indonesia it is known as Minyak Jarak.
Castor oil works to inhibit many viruses and bacteria, and as this oil is able to penetrate skin tissue deeply, this makes it an effective treatment for piercing wounds. It’s unrivaled deep tissue penetration help to soften and remove both external and internal scars. Castor oil is able to distinguish between healthy cells and abnormal ones. While it can dissolve abnormal cells in scar and growths, it can detoxify and stimulate the normal cells by increasing circulation.
On another note, castor oil can also prevent scars from forming in the first place. Applying castor oil over cuts or scrapes will promote excellent skin healing.
Castor oil stimulates your lymphatic system, encouraging rapid healing. Amazingly, castor oil seems to make a difference in keloid and bump formation, its ability to break down scar tissue over time, which may make it helpful for keloids and bumps.
Back to our nasal piercing treatment, we want you to feel comfortable with your ability to care for a nasal piercing infection, if one should develop. You should perform piercing care as part of your daily skin routine. Being knowledgeable about the possibility of body piercing infections makes you better prepared to combat them. By following this simple infection care routine, you can ensure that your nasal piercing infection will clear up and your piercing will heal easily.