I keep grapefruit seed extract in my medicine cabinet as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. When I owned the health food store, I had a chance to try out many products. This is one product that really stands out. (and I'm not even getting compensated to say this :-) To me, every medicine cabinet should have some.
....I use grapefruit seed extract (NOT grapefruit extract - two different products) in the water I store for emergencies. Studies have shown it to be superior in antimicrobial activity than isopropyl alcohol, colloidal silver, and chlorine bleach.
....I use it in a nasal wash to keep sinusitis under control. It has stopped a beginning cold many times. It kills the virus.
....I have used it as a dog ear wash for those nasty ear infections. Within 2 washes it is generally under control -- because it kills the fungus. I will buy a bottle of ear wash over the counter, and then add a couple drops of grapefruit seed extract to the bottle. (shake well)
....Ringworm (animal or human).....grapefruit seed extract.
....I take it on trips where I will be drinking different water. A little "off" stomach in Mexico -- clears right up with the grapefruit seed extract. I never go on a trip without it. Grapefruit seed extract has "saved" a vacation or two. It kills parasites.
Grapefruit seed extract has a very long shelf life. Tests have shown that a 6 year old batch is just as potent as a brand new batch. This makes storing it very practical. NEVER use grapefruit seed extract full strength. It is very bitter and acid. (but it alkalizes the blood) I only use one or two drops in 4 oz. or more of liquid. So a little bottle goes a long way.
Here's the very cool part of it all. Grapefruit seed extract is non-toxic and has no known side effects! Somehow it seems to differentiate between the good bacteria in the gut and the bad bacteria. The good bacteria seem to thrive with it. Regular antibiotics are non-discriminating, they kill both the good and the bad bacteria. Hence the need to "eat your yogurt " after regular antibiotics.
Do some reading up on it, there's many more things it can be used for,....I think you'll add it to your home med supplies (and your vet supplies) too.
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