Benefits of Grapefruit seed

The Grapefruit Seed Extract is a substance in liquid form that is extracted from the grapefruit and its seeds. It is a sub-tropical citrus tree that is found in abundance in many countries. It can be used to treat a number of diseases because it contains antioxidant properties. It delivers a bright, citrus flavor and aroma and is known to boost immunity as well as support many metabolic functions too.

It is also said to be a GSE (Citrus Seed Extract) and is obtained from the pulp, white membranes and seeds present in the grapefruits. It is obtained naturally by grinding the fruit seed and pulp and then adding glycerin to the mixture. It contains a large number of phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. Hesperidin, a natural immunity booster is the chemical component present in it.


Benefits of grapefruit seed extract for good health!

Grapefruit seed extract contains additional antioxidant constituents like Vitamin C, tocopherols, sterols, liminoids, citric acid.  Most important health benefit of GSE is its anti-cancer potentials. Research work done on the compounds present in GSE’s pulp and seed reveal that these bioactive agents can inhibit the possibility of colon cancer. It is considered to be an effective non-toxic disinfectant.  It is a powerful natural antiseptic which promotes the healing of bruises and wounds. It is an excellent remedy for sinus, topical skin infections and vaginal infections. Due to the presence of the flavanoid naringin it has the potentiality to reduce cholesterol as well. Grapefruit seed extract acts as a fruit and vegetable wash that removes toxins in an environmentally friendly way.

Antiviral and anti-fungal benefits of grapefruit seed extract!

It offers an excellent and effective remedy for toenail fungal infections. It also helps in the prevention of Candida and various other forms of yeast infection.GSE also inhibits the growth of harmful intestinal organisms like giardia without causing the levels of healthy bowel flora from getting depleted.

Benefits of grapefruit seed extracts in cosmetics!

Grapefruit seed extracts acts as a natural and effective preservative for cosmetics. It can effectively replace chlorine and be used in water purification in swimming pools, public baths and sewage treatment centers. It is applied on skin for toning it, curing acne and preventing skin from becoming oily as well. It is also beneficial for hair growth. It is also used as a fragrance component in oils, cosmetics and soaps. It can be applied to the skin as a natural facial cleanser.

Other Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract!

It is an excellent extract that’s handy while travelling into foreign lands. It acts as a natural and effective germ-killer that prevents food borne illnesses like diarrhea and dysentery to some extent. For the prevention of infections it is used as an ear and nasal rinse and a dental rinse also for the prevention of gingivitis. It can be used as a gargle for sore throats and as a breath freshener and also promotes healthy gums. Its vapors help the body to retain water, and are also helpful in the cure of headache, depression, stress and for lung infections. It is also added in cleansers for cleaning meats, kitchen surfaces, vegetables, fruits and dishes in houses. In agriculture it is used to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus, kill parasites present in animal feeds, fight mold growth, disinfect water and preserve food.

Other positive aspects related to Grapefruit seed extract!

It is widely used in laundry and for cleaning carpets as it kills fungi, bacteria and other pathogenic organisms. Nowadays it is also used in sterilizing and disinfecting operating rooms. It can be consumed without worrying about its toxicity levels. It can be taken for years without any side effects. It has a great shelf life and most of its products do not carry any expiration date. It remains quite stable unless it gets contaminated in some way. Tests have shown that even its batches that are six years old remain as potent as a fresh batch.