Grapefruit (citrus paradisi) is a member of the
Citrus family. Grapefruit seed extract is processed from grapefruit
seeds and pulp obtained as a byproduct from grapefruit juice production.
Always be aware that grapefruit seed extract is very concentrated. Wash
your hands after you have handled it, in order not to accidentally rub
In the years since its discovery,
grapefruit seed extract has been tested and validated by the FDA, USDA,
the Pasteur Institute in France, and numerous physicians. The active
ingredient of grapefruit seed extract is non-toxic and is synthesized
from the seed and pulp of certified organically grown grapefruit.
Grapefruit seed extract is a strong disinfectant for a wide range range
of microbes. It will also kill bad bacteria in the intestines, but not
harm the good ones. One in a while we take it internally (one or two
drops in a glass of water) when we feel that a "buggie" is bothering us.
Sometimes I gargle with it for a sore throat and sometimes I use it just
to clean my mouth as bacteria offer linger in the mouth. It can also be
used on the skin.
We use it mostly to disinfect veggies. The veggies
are placed in a bowl of water, with 2 or 3 drops of grapefruit seed
For more information about all the possible uses of
grapefruit extract I refer you to an informational article:
Grapefruit seed extract is available at your local health food store
or at http://www.nutribiotic.com/
Apparently grapefruit seed extract can react
with certain prescription medicines.
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to your own symptoms or medical conditions.