Usually, grapefruit brings to mind a big juicy fruit eaten for breakfast but did you know that the seeds of that fruit have many healing uses?
I read recently about a nose spray containing grapefruit seed extract that could help kill viruses so I decided to find out more about it.
So let’s dig in.
Health Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is globally available since grapefruit trees are common in many subtropical climates around the world.
In 1972 Dr. Jacob Harich, also a physicist discovered that grapefruits were used traditionally to treat infections in multiple countries.
His research also uncovered a wide range of treatments and uses for this versatile whole food.
Societies in Europe, Asia, and South America have used the disinfecting properties of the grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to strengthen and repair skin and hair, and even to fight off viruses and bacteria.
Used since 1990 to kill harmful bacteria which cause salmonella, e.coli, staph infections, and strep throat, GSE has also proven to be an effective combatant against over 800 viral and bacterial strains.
Note: This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions about using grapefruit seed extract.
19 Health Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract
GSE is considered a “superfood” because of its ability to promote health and fight infection in so many different ways.
It is safe to use on plants, animals, and humans and offers a long laundry list of positive health benefits.
- Excellent treatment for sinus infections
- Helps fight candida
- Clears up topical skin infections
- Lowers unhealthy cholesterol levels
- Heals wounds and scar tissue quickly
- Can be used as a replacement for chlorine in water and sewage treatment centers and swimming pools
- Might reduce your risks of developing coronary heart disease
- One of the world’s best foods for stabilizing your pH level, central to a healthy digestive system
- Boosts immune system health
- Possibly acts as an antibiotic
- Replaces dangerous man-made preservatives in cosmetics
- Reduces the formation of harmful organisms in your intestines, including Giardia
- Great for treating toenail fungus infections
- Can be applied topically to your pets as a powerful flea treatment
- Environmentally friendly gardening tool cleaner, as well as bug and plant spray
- Reduces your risk of contracting diabetes, and is effective for managing type II diabetes
- Protects against damage from alcohol and stress in your stomach
- Promotes food preservation
- Helps prevent diarrhea, as well as food poisoning
Excellent Video To Learn More About It
Grapefruit seed extract is easy to find in your local health food store or online (read over 2000 reviews on Amazon)
It will come in liquid or capsule form and as you learned can be taken internally or applied externally.
According to the video above you can even get benefits from the grapefruit by chewing on the fresh seeds and then spitting them out.
Precautions To Take Note Of
- Before using grapefruit seed extract: talk to your doctor if you take medications, have allergies, or your pregnant/breastfeeding.
- Never put it in your eyes
- The liquid may cause skin irritation so be careful with it
- Do not use full strength in mouth, ears, nose or other sensitive areas
Have you used grapefruit seed extract for anything?
If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.