Also known as citrus seed extract, grapefruit seed extract has been shown to have antioxidant properties. It is made from the seed, pulp and white membranes of the fruit. It’s best to look for grapefruit seed extract made from organically grown grapefruit. Many in the alternative medicine community believe grapefruit seed extract to also have antibacterial, antifungal and antifungal properties.
GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT HAS MANY BENEFICIAL USES AS A HOME REMEDY
Antioxidants are valuable in combating damage caused by free radicals, which have been shown to cause cancer in animals and laboratory research. Antioxidants protect cells by interacting with free radicals and stabilizing them, thus lessening their impact.
There are many uses for grapefruit seed extract both internally and externally. NEVER use grapefruit seed extract full strength. It should always be diluted in a carrier first. It’s not inexpensive, but a little bit goes a long way and lasts a long time, making it an inexpensive home remedy.
Mixing 3 drops in a glass of water, it can be used as a throat gargle. An ear rinse can be made by adding 3 to 5 drops of the extract to one tablespoon of glycerin. People suffering from nasal infections can mix 1 drop of the extract with 4 tablespoons of warm water and put one full eye dropper in each nostril and tip the head back to release the solution. Force the solution into the nasal passages by moving the head forward and down. Allow passages to drain while breathing through the mouth. Try a deep-cleansing facial by wetting face with water and massage 2-3 drops into the skin with a circular motion. Rinse and pat dry. For nail infections on the hands or feet, dilute 5-10 drops to a tablespoon of water and apply directly to affected area or soak nails twice per day. I make a veggie wash by mixing 1 cup purified water, 1 cup white vinegar, 20 drops of extract and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Add the baking soda slowly and store in glass jar. Spray on non-organic produce and rinse after 5-10 minutes. See my YouTube video for more on this remedy.
Grapefruit can interact with certain drugs, so check with your pharmacist before including it in your diet if you take any prescription medications.