Sinus Infection
Natural Remedies

Grapefruit Seed Extract for Sinus Infections

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Rachel W (San Francisco, Ca, Usa) on 09/18/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I get severe sinus infections at least once a year, either from seasonal changes or developing it when I catch a mild cold from someone.

This time I had a small cough that lasted a week before the infection progressed to my nose (just in time for work on Monday, ugh).

I've previously used saline solution with my neti pot with some success, but only if I do it early enough. When my sinuses get worse it only irritates it even more and causes more swelling. Even Apple Cider Vinegar has only temporary effects on me.

A friend recommended GSE in my netipot and voila! Instant results with just a couple drops of it in the water. It completely drained my nose! It was expensive but very well worth it. It's my first day using it but I plan on doing it every day until it goes away. I'm also adding it to my water to drink. I did notice that my sense of smell/taste were completely gone, which I'm hoping is only temorary until my sinuses are normal again. However, I'd much rather try this than any over the counter colored chemicals that make me drowsy!