Grapefruit seed extract "citricidal" cures ringworm. I used about 4 drops in 3 tablespoons luke warm water, twice daily, applied with cotton-wool pad. It got rid of my cat's ringworm in about 7 days.
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Posted by Mike (Wellfleet, MA) on 12/25/2008
I had recurring problems with scalp fungus. It wasn't too bad in summer, when I was out in the sun and swimming in salt water, but come late fall and winter I would get large pieces of scalp flaking off and my hair would be greasy. My hair was thinning out and my scalp was itchy.
I tried GSE (grapefruit seed extract) by putting a few drops in my shampoo. I mixed them together in the palm of my hand each time I shampooed, which was every other day.I left the lather in for two minutes or so. The results were immediate, now I just have a slight touch of dandruff, no itch and my hair seems to be getting a little thicker. My hair and scalp definitely look better as well.
Posted by Andrew (Charlottetown, Pei, Canada) on 07/08/2011
Better But With Side Effects
Ive had sinus problems for years but mainly on the right side. Ive been trying a lot of different combos to find anything that may help with this problem from ACV to Coconut oil to Grapefruit Seed Extract. I was doing nasal rinses with Sea salt and a pinch of Baking Soda and I tried putting 5 to 7 drops of Grapefruit Seed extract in the bottle. I found this to drain my sinuses a lot but after the drainage stopped my sinuses became very clogged or inflamed. Would this be from the Grapefruit Seed Extract being too harsh or the amount too much.. Thanks for any suggestions...
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Posted by Rjforshort (Dover, Oh, United States) on 12/23/2009
Grapefruit seed extract nasal wash cured sinus infection
On sign of a sinus infection, I did a 2 cup nasal cleanse (with the nasal syringe) using 2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp salt and 8 drops grapefruit seed extract. I experienced an immediate 'stuffing up' but by morning was symptom free. I repeated cleanse before I went to work and have had no problems since! Worked great!
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Posted by Shelby (Newburgh, In) on 09/19/2010
I had been struggling with a staph infection near my right eye since November 2009. I tried cremes and a variety of natural remedies, however the most effective was grapefruit seed extract. It pulled the infection up to the surface where my body and oxygen was able to kill it. I am terribly allergic to citrus and so it gave me quite a nasty rash, but I just fixed that with vitamin E. Definately go with GSE, it is messy when the infection surfaces, and you must be careful not to spread it more, but now there is nothing near my eye and my face is whole again. I thought I would never be well and lo and behold I am.
Posted by David (Tacoma, Washington) on 08/09/2009
Grapefruit seed extract.
The wikipedia article cited states that no studies have proven its ability to kill pathogens.
Simply google: Grapefruit seed extract tea tree staph.
There are several science articles stating the same thing.
G.S.E. combined with tea tree kills one strain of MRSA.
G.S.E. combined with Geranium oil kills the other strain of MRSA.
So dont listen to the wiki article author tell you that there is "no scientific evidence".
EC: Here's the entry -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit_seed_extract
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Posted by Chip (Pompano Beach, Florida) on 02/12/2009
GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) for Strep Throat:
I absolutely love this site! One thing I haven't seen is the amazing and simple treatment for Strep Throat and several other issues. GSE (grapefruit seed extract) has kept me out of the doctors office for 13 years now. One bottle can last me at least a year or two and it only cost me $12.00. I work around germs and virus' every day (poker dealer)and use it as a preventative measure as well. Just 3-8 drops in water or juice once a day when others are getting sick, keeps everything I'm exposed to from rooting itself into my system. When I have had Strep Throat catch me off guard, I simply mega-dose by taking 13 drops in a small glass of water. Gargle and swallow. Yes, swallow. I do this 3 times a day and keep doing it even though the sore throat is gone within 12-24 hours and The white bumps within 24 -36 hours, for at least 7 days. Just like a script for antibiotics, keep going past the symptoms stage. GSE attacks germs and is even used as a dissinfectant for tooth brushes, countertops etc... It is said it is 50 times more potent than bleach against germs yet the whole bottle (hundreds of doses worth) is less toxic to the body than one baby Bayer aspirin. Google it yourself and see it does natures work like the hand of God. I read it is even effective against Anthrax?
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Posted by Alternative User (Stockton, Ca) on 06/06/2013
My son had a wart and I put Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) on it and bandaged it and changed the bandage and sprayed it with Colloidal Silver every other day. 1 week later wart dried up and fell off in the shower. After reading some posts about face washing I am going to try washing my face with it and am anticipating great results.
Posted by Darling Bud (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) on 06/12/2013
For yeast infections, try grapefruit seed extract (4-8 drops directly in juice or water) On a daily basis as a supplement, and stay away from refined sugar, which feeds the yeast. Also- liquid stevia, a natural sweetener contains grapefruit seed extract and is a tasty addition to anything you drink!
Posted by Eh (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/08/2009
Grapefruit Seed Extract is an awesome product that I came to discover when I developed a terrible yeast infection from taking 2 rounds of antibiotics in one year, about 5 years ago. My docs could not even diagnose it, because it was what I would call "atypical yeast" -- not the typical symptoms, but rather an intense irritation and burning on the outside skin of my genitals. Anyway, I finally figured out that's what it was and went looking for natural treatments. BTW: you can do a search on GSE on the web and there are several websites that sell it, AND give VERY specific instructions on how to take it. But this is what I did: 10 drops GSE (in a empty capsule) 3 times/daily. (Be prepared to experience "detox" symptoms -- but mine were just a runny nose and a little headache). You could also douche with 5 drops/quart water. That is also recommended -- I did not, because my problem wasn't in my vagina, but on the outside. Since then, though, I have had "flare ups" with it again (got reinfected from my husband, actually, I think), and have used the douche - it gives almost instant relief -- a few times will almost cure it. But continue to use it -- I used it (decreased to 2x daily and then 1x daily) for months, for fear it it coming back. You can use it long-term without worring about it killing the good bacteria (or so they say), but I used a pro-biotic along with it (once/daily - spaced out 2 hrs between - very important!) You do not want to kill the good bacteria with the GSE... too expensive to do that! :o) Hope this helps! Oh! and the pet thing -- you can put it in their drinking water -- it is bitter so it may be difficult. But just give it maybe 2-3 drops and do it long-term... hopefully that will work. GSE has powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. I have used it for many applications, after reading all that you could use it for on a website. It really is amazing. Hope this helps you guys!
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