- A video uploaded on social media of a boy taking castor oil has South Africa laughing and crying at the same time
- Many South Africans have experienced first-hand the trauma of drinking castor oil
- The video was flooded with reactions with many people recalling their own experiences with the 'devil's oil'
We all at one point had to take some medicine that we would swear was worse than the illness or condition.
A video has been uploaded onto social by @MbuleloGumede of a boy drinking castor oil and his reaction had South Africa in stitches.
Briefly.co.za learned that the video was captioned with the following, which summed up the boy's experience:
"Castor oil doesn’t play games."
The comments section had hundreds of reactions to the video:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that castor oil was a part of life for many children growing up in Mzansi. This 'wonder cure' was fed to kids of all ages and followed by something meant to help with the taste. SA recently relived the 'trauma' of castor oil when it was discussed on social media.
Castor oil and orange slices are a cause for nightmares for many a South African. For others, it's castor oil and yoghurt, or castor oil and black tea.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a social entrepreneur from Soweto, Gauteng is making it possible for commercial farmers to reduce costs through biofuel.
City Press reports that Thabang Mabapa discovered how to produce biofuel from castor oil, which he extracts from castor trees.
This biofuel is cheaper and much friendlier to the environment compared to normal fuel.
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