Grapefruit seed extract is one of the finest natural remedies. We always tuck it into our suitcase or overnight bag when we travel. We absolutely would never think of traveling anywhere without it because it seems to be effective for just about everything that ails us.
So naturally, we brought our trusty bottle with us when moving to Ecuador. It is a safe, effective, multi-purpose compound with many uses--safe enough for pets, the elderly and even babies.
One bottle will last for years. In ten years of traveling we have only used 1½ bottles shared between the two of us and with countless friends or new acquaintances who were suffering from stomach disorders while traveling.
The taste of this thick, yellowish liquid is bitter and a little citrusy. I always stir it in well because it tends to settle to the bottom of the glass of water and gives quite a jolt if you swallow those last swigs of unstirred and concentrated extract!
Using 10-12 drops in a glass of water several times a day will usually put an end to everything from stomach and digestive upset, gastric and intestinal difficulties, diarrhea, gas, food poisoning, parasites, colds and flu, sore throat, athletes’ foot, rashes, skin infection and cold sores.
I rub it on my gums or teeth for any kind of oral infection and find it very quick-acting. It makes a good mouthwash as well. It fights internal and external infections of all kinds: bacterial, fungal, and parasitic. It is a natural detox for the body that increases the effective functioning of the immune system.
Grapefruit seed extract is relatively inexpensive, non-toxic and has none of the harmful side effects that pharmaceutical drugs have. Its anti-oxidant action can also neutralize free radicals and it helps alkalize the blood.
Another remarkable characteristic is that it has never been found to stimulate any resistant strains of germs in reaction to its active ingredient.
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Many of the internal and external problems that grapefruit seed extract is effective in relieving are listed on this web site. Some of them are as follows:
Food poisoning, candida, thrush, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds, flu, sore throats, strep and ear problems. It is even a breath freshener!
Acne, athletes’ foot, nail fungus, skin infections, ringworm, cuts and punctures, warts, poison ivy, rashes, jock itch, dandruff, lice, herpes and cracked lips.
Doctors have found that when grapefruit seed extract is used on the herpes simplex virus, it is neutralized within ten minutes.
Grapefruit seed extract can be found in most natural food and health food stores, as well as food coops and Whole Foods Markets. It is not readily available in South America so make sure you buy it before you leave home.
A little goes a long way, so for short trips, you can get by with a small bottle. If you are moving to Ecuador, don’t leave home without it! Get a large bottle and share it with less fortunate friends. They will love you!