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.