Grapefruit seed extract is a great product that can be used to treat various ailments and it also has many household uses. It is obtained from dried seeds and pulp of the grapefruit. It is a yellow-colored liquid rich in vitamins C and E and in bioflavonoids.
Grapefruit seed extract benefits
Grapefruit seed extract improves the immune system, acts as a detoxifier and destroys parasites, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.
This extract is today widely available in most health stores and even in some drugstores.
Grapefruit seed extract for health
Grapefruit seed extract is very beneficial for the skin. If used as a face cleanser, it deeply cleanses and refreshes the skin, pulls out the toxins and dirt particles, opens the pores, improves blood circulation and prevents sin ailments such as acne and eczema. A small quantity of this extract should be applied to the face with wet hands and then rinsed off after a few minutes. It may cause some tingling or redness, but those side effects should subside within minutes after rinsing.
This extract is also very beneficial for the scalp, especially for those who suffer from dandruff, dry scalp and infections.
Grapefruit seed extract usage
A few drops of grapefruit seed extract, mixed with a tablespoon of olive oil, make an amazing remedy for chapped lips. If applied on the nails and the surrounding skin, it makes the nails stronger and shinier and it helps in the elimination of cuticles.
If diluted in water, this extract can be used as mouthwash and it is particularly recommended for persons suffering from gingivitis.
It also makes a great remedy for nasal congestion due to common cold or flu. It is recommended to use it in diluted form, with the help of a neti pot or a syringe.
Grapefruit seed extract is also a great hand disinfectant and it can be used to purify tap water as well.
Grapefruit seed extract can be used in the garden to protect the plants from pests such as snails, aphids, fungus, mildew and algae. It also effectively removes mildew and black mold from shower curtains, tiles, faucets and other objects in the bathroom.
If added to the water used for carpet cleaning, it will destroy pathogenic organisms that sometimes dwell in carpets, such as bacteria, fungus and certain parasites. It can also be added to water used for cleaning floors, kitchen countertops, tables, chairs and other furniture.
Grapefruit seed oil, also in the diluted form, is great for washing fruit and vegetables, especially those meant to be consumed raw.