10. Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruits have many benefits including weight loss, cellulite reduction and boasts the immune system. Many people usually throw away the grapefruit seeds but these seeds have additional benefits to the body. The seed has a compound, polyphenols called limonoids and naringenin that help to fight infections.
The grapefruit seed extract has an incredible set of other benefits such as being antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal. It is also used as a treatment for candidiasis, earaches, throat infections and diarrhea. Grapefruit seed extract fights against fungal infection such as candida and histoplasmosis. It also works as an antibiotic and helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections. It relieves athlete’s foot and nail fungus and treats digestive infections caused by eczema.
The seed extract can be made by mixing grapefruit seeds and pulp into a highly acidic liquid. During the addition processing, the mixture changes to yellow, thick liquid that has a bitter taste. You can add vegetable glycerin to reduce the bitterness and acidity. If this process looks complicated, you can eat the whole grape by taking in the seeds, pulp, and white membranes. The fresh grapefruit juice, seeds, and membranes contain better benefits.
For those with the skin infections, add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract to 1 tablespoon of water. Apply this to the affected area. There is no need to rinse it. The extract can also be used as a skin cleanser and acne treatment by pouring 2 to 3 drops of the extract in your hands. Massage your moistened face with it and then rinse it off. When taking it internally, mix 10 to 15 drops of the extract in 1/2 glass of water and drink the mixture for 2 to 3 times a day.