Grapefruit Seed Extract: Amazing Health Benefits

| Modified on Jun 28, 2022
Multiple Cures
Posted by Sarahd (Spain) on 01/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking GSE for a UTI after nothing else had worked. For 2 weeks I took 6 tsp a day of D-mannose, about 700 billion cultures of probiotic a day (very high, not recommended if you are toxic) and 6 tsp a day of alkalising salts (very high, I built up to this level over months during an alkalising programme).

Miraculously, the GSE started to heal this very stubborn UTI infection that had been causing me a fair amount of pain and discomfort. When I started the GSE, I was desperate to heal the UTI so I took 40 drops every 2 hours and began to see a difference within hours. I upped the dose to 80 drops every 2 hours and within 24 hours I was completely pain-free. Then I gradually reduced and started intuitively dosing using muscle testing and came down to 50, then 40, etc and, after a week, am currently on between 2-5 drops every 2 hours.

The (very happy! ) side effect of all this GSE is a lump on my arm that I'd had for 8 years (it was an ingrown hair bump that had swelled up and never gone away) is now completely flat after just 8 days of taking the stuff.

The skin on my face looks amazing - clean, clear, fresh.

My head feels amazing - I no longer feel groggy in the mornings (this must be that the candida have been reduced). To put into context, I eat a mainly vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, high raw diet, so didn't think I had that much candida to start with but I must have done, since the difference after a week or so of GSE has been amazing and I feel wonderful now.

The whites of my eyes are whiter.

I feel calmer, more balanced, clearer thinking, cleaner inside somehow.

All in all I am a complete convert - it's brilliant stuff! I have just started my 15 year old daughter on GSE to help heal her acne and will report back on progress in a few weeks. She will be taking 15 drops 2 times a day.


Diverticulitis
Posted by Maria (Puerto Rico) on 07/29/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Diverticulitis and acid reflux: I want to thank each and every person that gave their experience on GSE and diverticulitis. My first attack was in 2009 terrible experience, from being a healthy and in good shape 60 yr. old, after this I couldn't even have a normal life. In 2010 had 5 attacks:3 were hospitalizations and 2 more attacks, since I knew the routine I asked dr's I would do treatment at home, 5 times taking terrible antibiotics and terrible pain. That's when Surgeon talked about having to have surgery. Then in December of that same year, read this site - sent from heaven- and even though skeptic about it sent for GSE liquid. Followed the 3 x a day 15 drops for 1 week. Pain and symptoms completely went away. Have not even seen a Dr. for this condition ever since. At the first sign of the discomfort I take 12-15 drops once a day for three, four or five days and that's it. It is worth every cent paid for. I also use the honey and vinegar every day- has helped me with my acid reflux-this plus eating papaya fruit, there is no need for me to take the "protonix" pill that I was prescribed and told that I had to have for the rest of my life. Thankful also to earth clinic and wishing the best to all, and thanking you dearly. God Bles each and one of you.

Dental Health
Posted by David (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 08/02/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I want to share with you a discovery that has changed my life. A few years ago I realized that after brushing when I rinsed with one drop of grapefruit seed extract (must have citricidal in the ingredient list) and a mouth full of water that all the pain in my mouth went away, my gums stopped bleeding and I never had morning breath. When I ran out of the extract I ordered more and noticed right away that the product tasted different and in a few weeks all my pain and issues returned, I went online and low and behold everyone was complaining that they had reformulated it and it was no longer effective.

Lucky for me, I found that the old formula was still available in a maximum strength version with the all important godlike ingredient citricidal in the product. I ordered it right away and was relieved to find my teeth pain went away again. I think this is hands down the best product you can get for tooth pain and dental health in general. I've spread the word to family and friends and they all have had the same results that I have discovered. I have not had to have a single cavity filled in three years now and that is an incredible change for me considering how things had been before this discovery. If I eat a lot of sugary snacks and start having pain again I have to completely cut out all sugar, sometimes I have to rinse with the extract three times a day for a few days to a week before I get control of the pain again but miraculously it always works.

If you add glycerin free tea tree oil toothpaste and a few drops of trace minerals to your toothpaste or mouthwash and your bottled water, stop eating sugar and grains and eat lots of fresh alkalizing fruits like kiwis and grapefruits and fresh vegetables and quality protein your teeth will start to remineralize and those little cavities will fill in. But in the meantime even if you have some gnarly cavities the extract seems to completely kill all the bacteria in the mouth that is causing the pain in those sensitive areas.

Warning, always rinse with this highly potent extract after brushing and never before and never use it on your toothbrush as it is highly acidic and could temporarily soften teeth enamel for 30 minutes or even longer after use and always only use one drop in a mouthful of water or it will burn a little on your tongue etc.

This might be the best kept secret in dental care, I have tried everything, salt rinses, clove oil etc. Nothing compares to the instant relief that I get from this extract. My mouth has that acidic feeling, stretched out pain in my cheeks like I've just blown up ten balloons sometimes. And my whole mouth tingles and feels absolutely perfect for many hours, even waking up in the morning with no morning breath. I also do oil pulling with olive oil which I believe is the most soothing of oils and also the most anti bacterial and is the best choice for oil pulling, add a few drops of trace mineral drops to the oil to help remineralize, for the first time in my life I think I may never have to have a tooth filled again.

After suffering with chronic dental issues my whole life, this is saying a lot. Unfortunately grapefruit seed extract is controversial, some claim that it is not a natural supplement at all and that the citricidal is a strange bi product of the processing of the seeds and that it is closer to a medicine that should be regulated, this is probably the reason that it has been reformulated unfortunately making the new formula sadly not effective. I trust my gut on this one. If you are lucky enough to have found this review, do yourself a favor and order yourself some of this stuff and spread the word. Tooth pain is one of the worst things humans experience in this existence, lets spread the love and share this remedy with everyone we know.

Some say all disease starts in the mouth, much love to you all and I hope you have many days of good health ahead of you.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Pam (Groveland, Fl) on 09/14/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I've taken Grapefruit extract pills for tooth pain and swelling and it takes care of the pain right away and by the third day all seems well. I take it most of the time at night time for several ailments, however I miss some as well and can notice the difference. Last night I had menstral cramps and normally have to take three advils for severe pain, however I did not have any so I popped two grapefruit ones instead and took care of the pain. I slept through the night! Now the only pain I had left was my hubby; cracking his knuckles! ;] if only the extract could silence him!


Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis
Posted by John (Eugene, Oregon) on 07/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

One year ago I was supposedly diagnosed with heal spurs and plantar fasciitis. Doc did not want to acknowledge the symptoms of migrating pain and twitching up the leg and into the body. I would at times catch a cold, and would feel it go into my heel, which would then swell so I could not walk. One day out of desperation, I rubbed GSE on it. The next day the pain was gone. A week later, I felt the pain and swelling come back. Again, over night with the GSE say 12 drops on the bottom of the foot, and it was gone the next morning. Simply amazing. I had not considered GSE but had tried: Iodine, DMSO, H2O2, other essential oils, colloidal silver, heating foot packs, magnesium oil rubs and soaks; some of which helped a small bit, but nothing like the GSE. So take it for what it's worth. And thanks Ted.


Diverticulitis
Posted by M F (Mineral Wells, Texas) on 09/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

In the past I've been troubled with Diverticulitis to the point I had to take anitbiotics. This would happen about every 3 to 4 months. I started taking Grapefruit Seed Extract when I'd feel an attack coming on. I would take 12 drops in a glass of water 4 times a day. After about 4 days the pain would subside. Then after several months I would have another attack and do the same. I finally got smart, I take 12 drops (GSE) in a glass of water each and every night with out fail. I am now free from the attacks and when I do feel like an attack is coming on I do the 12 drops (GSE) twice a day and soon go back to just once a day. I hope this helps others that are bothered with this condition, it has made a big difference in my life. I don't like to take antibotics. I have just found this web site and am really interested in reading about all the different cures and remedies. I'm going to try several of those mentioned.

Bleeding Gums, Toe Fungus and Lice
Posted by Andrea (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) on 04/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

This site is wonderful and I'm grateful for you all guys who help keep it alive. We should spread the word about how we can cure a lot of ailments with simple methods. The pharmaceutical industry is all about money and are not always for real help or real health!!

After doing some research on the internet I decided to try grapefruit seed extract. I read that it can do many wonders and I was eager to try it after reading all those "wonders". I'm surprised that this website doesn't mention this natural remedy yet. You can google it and read a lot of good things about it!

For many years whenever I washed my teeth I had bleeding gums and one of my front teeth was very sensitive because of the receding gums. Also I noticed that some of my teeth started to become loose! I'm only 36 years old and want my teeth to last a lifetime. For 3 months now I put just one drop of grapefruit seed extract on the toothpaste before brushing me teeth and believe me or not from the very first brush of this kind I have absolutely no bleeding of the gums at all! What's more, my gums look and feel healthy, no sensitive tooth and no moving tooth either! On top of this, in the morning when I get up my breath still feels fresh because of that one drop of grapefruit seed extract that I put on my toothpaste the previous evening.

I have tried many uses of this wonder product and have had very good results. Namely, my 4-year old boy came home from nursery with itchy and red toes, scaling skin between the toes. I guess it was a fungus infection. They often play around barefeet and therefore prone to infections between the toes. I put one drop of grapefruit seed extract into a bit of the usual nappy cream that I've been using for my two young children - and mixed it well. Then applied the cream generously between and around all his toes. The itchiness immediately subsided and the skin gradually healed and did not cause any complaints after that. I used the cream mixed with the grapefruit seed extract once a day, in the evening, after bath, for 4 days. My son's friend who goes to the same nursery had similar complaints and they had several visits to the doctor and had some expensive creams prescribed to cure his ailment. It was a fungus according to the doctor.

And that reminds me, I had nail fungus a year ago when I didn't know about grapefruit seed extract. My big toe was yellow and it even had a bit of black "line" in it. It did not cause concern only aesthetically but I knew it could get worse. I soaked my feet in water mixed with white vinegar for several days. I noticed that when my toe was growing it was of the healthy pinkish colour, and gradually the yellow colour and the black spot was gone. It took several months though as nail on the toe grow very slowly. I still soak my feet in vinegar water after using a public pool as a preventive measure.

I heard that grapefruit seed extract can equally well cure fungus of the toes. Also, some people recommend it to use it for headlice. Headlice can occur in schools and kids bring it home. Its cure is expensive and the shampoo applied to kill the lice is very toxic. Just one drop of grapefruit seed extract in the usual shampoo and voila - headlice gone. This is not my own experience though but I think it is worth a try!

Cheers from Andrea, - a Hungarian woman currently living in the Gulf

Ringworm
Posted by Teresa (Bay City, Mi) on 05/12/2010

To Menderfire9 from Tacoma, Wa: Go the website for Grapefruit seed extract for your science. They have done many studies and also tell you that you can take this product with medication such as bp meds. They would not be able to make this claim if it were not true.


Grapefruit Seed Extract for Dogs
Posted by Candice (Victorville, CA)
0 out of 5 stars

Warning

Hello. I was reading a remedy for Halitosis from Alan.

I was worried about the Xylitol that is used for a sweetener, in his recipe, because I read an article stating that Xylitol caused serious side effects in Dogs including death. I believe the article was from Pedigree.com, but I am not sure. I just thought that this would be useful information. Thanks!


Grapefruit Seed Extract for Dogs
Posted by Melinda (Terrace, Canada) on 10/04/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I use GSE (grapefruit seed extract) Liquid concentrate and it doesn't contain Xylitol. I use it diluted in water or tuna water for both my cats and my dogs. This website has a list of things GSE is useful for and also assures that is is safe for pets. I recommend GSE for pretty much everything. It is a cure-all for every being.

I put this diluted on my dogs infected foot and was healed within days. No expensive meds needed. :)


General Feedback
Posted by Jugsy (Dewsbury West Yorkshire, England) on 08/23/2012

I need to praise this product, but where do I start.

I lost all faith in Doctors after having Breast Cancer and then a bad infection Cellulitis. I was given the most powerful antibiotics and was very ill. Even after I recovered I always felt slightly unwell and my breast was always tender. I put this down to Lymph Fluid build up in my breast. I mentioned this to my Oncolgist but I wasn't offered any treatment. I just tried to get on with my life and be grateful that I was still here.

I accidently came across GSE on the web and thought I might try it although I do hate taking even a pain killer. What a difference it made. In less than a week I felt so much better. I thought I must be imagining it (placebo effect) so I stopped after a month. Same symptoms reappeared. I now take one capsule every day and use it topically in liquid form. So far it has cleared in 24hrs my husbands cold sore. I put it on hang nails and any cuts and grazes on my damaged arm. It has stopped my husbands bad breath from gum desease 2 drops on his toothbrush every morning. I always take it abroad to calm upset stomachs. I would use it on anything and will never be without it. I have a 25ml bottle in my handbag now. I never see my G. P. I now cure myself. Thank goodness I found Grapefruit Seed Extract.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Cheryl (Sturgeon Bay, Wi) on 08/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

For over a month I had a white coating on tongue diagnosed as thrush. Was given 2 doses of nystatin. Didn't work. Was told to get Grapefruit seed extract as acts as antifungal. Took internally for one week. The next week I emptied the capsules and put it directly on my tongue. After 3 days the white coating was definately better. Been 6 days now & almost completely gone. Will continue for another week to take internally & put on tongue to make sure gone.. Notice I feel better now also. Not as tired & my bowel constipation has cleared up. I think this is a wonderful cure & it works!!!


Yeast Infections
Posted by Sam (Cleveland, Tn) on 03/21/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using GSE in capsules for 2 weeks. I was putting 10 drops/capsule 2-3 times daily. Today I upped the drops to 20/capsule before lunch and felt even better than with the 10 drops. I always take with 8 to 16 oz of water that I also use to swallow the capsule with. I only use Nutribiotic(tm) GSE it only has glycerine(67%) and GSE (33%). I am using it for Fungus overgrowth. I had severe heartburn before beginning to use the GSE; now, not at all. I also put it full strength on toenail fungus and just started today to put it full strength on a wart I got a few months ago.


Mold
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/07/2021

To Linda -

GSE has been successfully used in a nebulizer to heal lung and bronchial infections. Some have had symptoms unaffected by doctor-prescribed antibiotics, disappear in less than a day.

Use 1-2 drops GSE in 1 oz saline water in nebulizer.


Diverticulitis
Posted by Pattyalexander,sr (Levittown, Pa.) on 01/21/2016

For indigestion or heartburn, mix one half teaspoon of baking soda into one half cup of water and drink down. One big burp will come up and the indigestion will be gone!


General Feedback
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 09/26/2011

The only regulation that will help us to know whats in the products is 100% truth in labeling, this should also include food, medications and body products. Unfortunately this is not in the regulations you talk about.


Sinus Infections
Posted by Andrew (Charlottetown, Pei, Canada) on 07/08/2011
3 out of 5 stars

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...

Multiple Cures
Posted by Trish (Antwerp, Belgium) on 06/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have used grapefruit seed extract for the past 2 and half years and it is wonderful for getting rid of a cold or flu ( I take a teaspoon 3 times a day for the flu) and also treats acne when used topically. I actually use it for more than just that but of course doing your research is all part of using non-allopathic remedies. I have a link if anyone is interested. I do not purchase grapefruit seed extract though, I make it at home. It's not hard to do. You do the prep and such, then it has to sit for 4 to 6 weeks. Then strain the solids out and there you have it. You can find on ehow or youtube how to make it I believe.

http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T223917.html


General Feedback
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace - France) on 09/22/2011

My God, everything is so complicated to the point that one doesn't know anymore what is healthy and what is not! I took Grapefruit seed exctract for a while thinking that it was a great thing..... The thing is that other than the name seems to show grapefruit seed exctract is not only made from the seeds but from the whole pulp. Still.... I have a book about it and it doesn't mention anything about liver enzymes. As far as cloves go I also thought that they were great for example to rid your mouth of bacteria. Lately I got used to much on one or two at a time once in a while and yes, my mouth felt very clean afterwards. I had no idea that there could be side effects..... I also use a few drops of clove oil once in awhile with OP. Again... Never heard of liver enzyme inhibition! Sometimes I despair.... The more I try to learn the more I come to the conclusion that I don't know anything and that more or less everything can be bad for you!


General Feedback
Posted by Ds (Us, Usa) on 09/23/2011

I think it invariably circles back around to a matter of balance and trusting one's own experience and "intuition. " Something from nature that is clearly beneficial in certain amounts and duration of use, but harmful in larger amounts, is trying to teach us about that all-important balance. Look at our world, we do tend to go to extremes. I think it's generally good to try to wean ourselves off of anything we feel compelled to rigidly use every single day. Focus on giving the body the rest, the change/variety and moderation it seems to very much need. But I think the ultimate in obtaining and maintaining health is to learn to trust one's own experience and choices (as well as tending to emotional stuff, inner issues). I do best when I study up on the facts, try to release all the freaky frazzled fear (ha) by getting still and asking myself if something is right for me. If it "feels" right, I try to trust that, and then observe my experience with it, and then apply that balance thing above. Our extreme dependence on the all-mighty docs all these years has stunted our growth in that "trusting ourselves" thing. And I think that's one of the reasons for our long journey to healing--not just to get healthy, but to learn to do that. We "don't need no stinkin'" docs ;)


General Feedback
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/23/2011

Hi Ds, I am as confused as you are, don't worry! It is true that begining of this year I had high liver enzymes. After that I took GSE for a while, 10 drops a day, without knowing of any connection with liver enzymes. A short while ago I went to the doctor and my liver enzymes were good. Will it have made a difference? I noticed that GSE calmed my sinuses. According to a book I have on the subject it is a great supplement. I read some bad things on the Internet but I asked the lady in the pharmacy and she told me that a friend of hers, a biologist, told her that if she could only take one thing to a deserted island she should take GSE. That is when I started to take it. I finished the first bottle, stopped for a while and was intending to take another bottle in a while.

But well, this seems to go on and on, no one seems to know exactly what is good for what, it is complete chaos! One says drink more wine, another says don't drink any wine, another says drink a lot of water, or eat a lot of fibers, or a lot of whole cereals, another one says not at all.... Eat fat, don't eat fat, eat fruit, don't eat fruit... What kills you today seems to save you tomorrow but will kill you again the next day! Funny that our ancestors knew a lot of stuff without researchers and they were sure about what they did!


Multiple Cures
Posted by Jody (Boston, Ma) on 01/01/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I use the liquid form (diluted in water, as per the directions) of grapefruit seed extract (or GSE). It helps me with a wide variety of issues: keeps my digestion on track, seems to stop colds in their tracks, and (once you get past the taste, which is admittedly bitter), it makes for a VERY refreshing gargle/mouthwash/mouth rinse. (More specifically, you feel refreshed when you are finished rinsing. ) It also seems to make my tongue pinker and healthier looking and my teeth whiter, though I may be imagining that part. I also like to use it externally as a face wash (I make a sort of homemade paste or mask using a few drops of the GSE, some baking soda and a bit of water. )

It can also be used (diluted in water) to wash veggies. I don't have pets myself, but I have read online in multiple places that it is also useful for treating various animal ailments. Overall, it has turned out to be quite a miracle treatment for me with an astonishing array of uses. I am so happy there are communities like this one where we can share our stories of natural healing. Thanks for the opportunity to share!


Multiple Cures
Posted by Janet (Alexandria, La, United States) on 10/21/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Grapefruit Seed Extract is excellent treatment for the following:
1. Diverticulitis: Mix 2-3 oz orange juice with 6-15 drops of GSE at the first sign of pain or dull ache, and continue 2-3 times a day until the danger goes away.

2. Any sign of illness: same as above.

3. Sore Throat: Same as above, but gargle it in your throat before swallowing.

4. Bleeding Gums: Place 6 drops of GSE in the reservoir of a water pik, along with an ounce of Hydrogen Peroxide. Fill the reservoir with warm tap water and use the water pik as directed on package.

5. Acne and any minor wounds: place one drop of GSE in the palm of your hand, and one drop of tap water. Mix it up with your finger, and rub onto the wound. This reverses the progress of infection and inflamation. Overnight success!


Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis
Posted by Cathy (Villa Park, Illinois) on 02/20/2010
5 out of 5 stars

After I read Johns's post below, I went out and bought some grapefruit seed extract. I am 45 years old and I do a lot of hiking and I guess that is how I developed plantar fascitis. I do not have the heel spurs but do have the pain with the plantar fascitis. I rubbed several drops on each heel. The next morning the pain was totally gone. After 1-2 weeks the pain came back in my left heel but only half as bad. so I did the same again with the left heel and pain went away again for about a week or so. Right heel has not had any more pain. Over several months the pain in the left heel has diminished each time I apply the GSE. Still have little bit of pain. GSE is an anti-inflamatory among other things. I asked my naturopath if I did the right thing and she said YES I did exactly the right thing. She said it is usually caused by a magnesium deficiency which I already knew I had because of the twitching I had all over my body. That is pretty much gone now.

I eat almonds everyday which are very high in magnesium. If you can afford to see a qualified naturopath I highly recommend it. Illinois is in the process of trying to get liscensing for naturopathic doctors. My Blue Cross Blue Shield even covers it surprisingly. I have learned a lot from this website but I like to confirm the information with the naturopath because she really knows her stuff and knows exactly what I need. Good Luck.


Colds and Flu
Posted by Rjforshort (Dover, Oh, United States) on 12/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Grapefruit seed extract cured the flu

I felt the flu coming on pretty bad on Saturday around 2pm. I knew I needed to take something right away to catch it quickly. I took 15 drops of GSE in 4 oz of orange juice that evening. By then I had a fever and diarrhea. 1/2 hour later I took about 1 tsp. of ACV in 8oz h2o and went to bed at 8pm. I woke up at 2am and 8 with diarrhea, when I woke up at 2pm felt much better! Took another 15 drops GSE in 4 oz OJ and more ACV in h2o. Was symptom free from that time on! Took another round of GSE next morning to be safe!



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