19 Health Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract

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 recently read about a nose spray containing grapefruit seed extract that could help kill viruses so I decided to find out more about its benefits and post them here for you.

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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 Harichdiscovered that grapefruits were used traditionally to treat infections in multiple countries.

His research 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 grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to strengthen and repair skin and hair and to fight off viruses and bacteria.

Used since 1990 to kill harmful bacteria that cause salmonella, e.coli, staph infections, and strep throat, GSE has proven to be an effective combatant against over 800 viral and bacterial strains.

Note: This post is for informational purposes 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. 

Benefits of Grapefruit Extract

19 Health Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is often hailed as a “superfood” due to its remarkable health-promoting properties and its ability to combat infections in various ways.

You can easily find it at your local health store or online (read over 5000 reviews on Amazon).

Let’s dive into the numerous health benefits associated with grapefruit seed extract:

1. Excellent treatment for sinus infections

GSE has potent antimicrobial properties that can help alleviate symptoms of sinus infections, such as congestion and inflammation.

This is the nasal spray I told you about. Be sure to read some of the 2000 reviews.

2. Helps fight candida

GSE is known for its ability to combat Candida overgrowth, a common fungal infection, by inhibiting its growth and promoting a healthy balance of microorganisms.

3. Clears up topical skin infections

Applied topically, GSE can help treat various skin infections, including fungal infections, acne, and dermatitis.

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4. Lowers unhealthy cholesterol levels

Studies suggest that GSE may help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and improve overall lipid profile, contributing to cardiovascular health.

5. Heals wounds and scar tissue quickly

 Due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, GSE can aid in wound healing, minimizing the appearance of scars and promoting tissue regeneration.

6. Chlorine alternative

 GSE can be used as a natural alternative to chlorine in water treatment, sewage treatment centers, swimming pools, and spas, providing effective disinfection.

7. Might reduce the risk of coronary heart disease

Some research indicates that GSE may have a positive impact on heart health by reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, and preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

8. Balances pH levels

Grapefruit seed extract is considered one of the best foods for maintaining a healthy pH balance in the body, which is crucial for optimal digestive function.

9. Boosts immune system health

 GSE supports immune function by combating harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, thus enhancing the body’s defense against infections.

10. Possible antibiotic effects

Preliminary studies suggest that GSE exhibits antibiotic properties, inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria and potentially helping fight bacterial infections.

11. Natural preservative

 GSE can be used as a natural preservative in cosmetics and personal care products, replacing harmful synthetic preservatives.

12. Reduces harmful organisms in the intestines

 GSE has been found to be effective against various intestinal parasites, including Giardia, helping to maintain a healthy digestive system.

13. Effective toenail fungus treatment

 GSE’s antifungal properties make it a valuable natural remedy for toenail fungus infections.

14. Flea treatment for pets

 GSE can be applied topically to pets as a powerful and natural flea treatment, helping to eliminate fleas without resorting to chemical-based products.

Grapefruit seed used in pet repellant

15. Environmentally friendly gardening tool cleaner and plant spray

 GSE can be used to clean gardening tools and as a natural insect repellent and fungicide for plants, promoting eco-friendly gardening practices.

16. Reduces the risk of diabetes

 Some studies suggest that GSE may help lower the risk of developing diabetes and aid in managing type II diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity.

17. Stomach protection

 GSE offers protective effects against alcohol-induced damage and stress-related ulcers in the stomach, supporting gastric health.

18. Food preservation

 Due to its antimicrobial properties, GSE can be used as a natural food preservative, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and extending the shelf life of certain foods.

19. Helps prevent diarrhea and food poisoning

GSE’s antimicrobial activity can help prevent bacterial and parasitic infections that cause diarrhea and food poisoning.

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Books About Grapefruit Extract On Amazon

“The Grapefruit Seed Extract Alternative: A Powerful Antimicrobial Agent” by Allan Sachs

This book explores the benefits and uses of grapefruit seed extract as a powerful antimicrobial agent. It provides information on its applications in health and wellness, including its effectiveness against various infections.

“Grapefruit Seed Extract: The Definitive Guide to Treating Infections” by Susan White

Discover one of the best of nature’s secrets – grapefruit seed extract. Suffering from candida/yeast infection overgrowth? What about earaches, sinus & throat infections, thrush, or skin rashes? 

Excellent Video To Learn More About Grapeseed Extract

Grapeseed extract will come in liquid or capsule form and as you learned can be taken internally or applied externally.

According to the video below 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.

Reader Comments

  1. Paul Taubman says:

    I never knew these things about Grapefruit Seed Extract. It is amazing how good it can be for your body.

    I am curious – you stated, “you can even get benefits from grapefruit seeds by chewing on the fresh seeds and then spitting them out.”

    What happens if I swallow the seeds? Anything bad?

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      From the video, it says the bitterness is good for you when you are sick. but he doesn’t mention if you swallow them but I read the seeds may be rough on your intestines.

  2. I never knew these benefits of Grapefruit. amazing info..

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