Uses For Grapefruit Seed Extract

 Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) should be taken between meals. If irritating to the digestive tract, it may be taken with meals or in powder form (capsule). Dosages are given for a person approximately 150 lbs; adjust dosage according to weight.


Five drops of GSE added to each application of your regular cleanser creates a superior cleansing solution. Avoid contact with the eyes. A greater concentration is likely to dry the skin if used regularly. A chronic condition may require internal cleansing. 10-15 drops of GSE (diluted in juice), three times daily.


If related to bacterial strep infection. Use 10-15 drops of GSE (diluted in juice) three to four times per day between meals. If GSE is relevant to the condition, improvement is likely to occur 4-8 weeks. Other causes of arthritis include: An allergic response to food, dust, mold, or chemicals; Nutritional deficiencies may also lead to arthritis.

Athlete’s Foot

Apply foot powder containing 5 %- 10% GSE to the feet twice daily. Also soak socks in water containing a small amount of GSE before laundering (fungi survive regular washing).

Body Odor

In a spray bottle mix one-half ounce of GSE with 10 ounces water. A Calendula and/or Arnica tincture may also be added to the mix. Spray under arms, on feet, etc. as needed. Avoid contact with eyes.


For chronic cases of Candida imbalance, it is best to prepare for GSE therapy by performing a one week cleansing diet. If a Candida imbalance is not chronic but has been brought on recently, then the cleansing diet and GSE treatment can begin simultaneously and continue at least three to four weeks.

Days 1-3: ten drops (50/50 dilution) twice daily in vegetable or diluted fruit juice (or one 125 mg capsule twice daily).

Days 4- 10: fifteen drops twice daily (or one capsule three times daily)

Days 11-28: fifteen drops three times daily (or two capsules two to three times daily)

Some people will show satisfactory improvement on the lower doses and therefore not require an increase; on the other hand, some resistant cases may require a slightly higher dose than given. The schedule may also be modified: for some, the 28 day course may prove unnecessary – 2-3 weeks may suffice. Once there’s satisfactory improvement, gradually reduce the GSE dosage; if symptoms reappear, a return to a higher dose may be required. A four week treatment may not be sufficient for longstanding chronic cases. Cases such as these may require 4 – 6 months of constant vigilance.

Most chronic Candida problems, whether systemic or localized, are related to certain life-style habits. GSE treatment should be considered an adjunct to the changes required for permanent resolution of the problem.

You should be informed about Candida, Read a book or seek a qualified practitioner who can direct your program.

Starve the yeast – Candida thrives on carbohydrates.

Avoid yeast products and fermented foods- Baker’s and brewer’s yeast, wine, vinegar (apple cider vinegar is an exception), tempeh, and tamari are potential trouble – makers.

Use non-toxic antifungals – Use botanically derived antifungals because they do not add to the body’s toxic load. GSE broad spectrum capabilities detoxify the system from Candida and also from other yeasts and bacteria which accompany Candida. GSE is also effective with other herbal antifungals such as Pau’ D’ arco, garlic, and goldenseal.

Restore and support the beneficial bacteria – Probiotics help reestablish the normal intestinal flora. This phase of treatment will protect against reinfection.

Detoxify – Eliminate coffee, alcohol, foods with chemical additives, and drugs. Aloe vera, Bentonite clay, and psyllium seeds can accelerate the detoxification process. Drink at least 8 glasses of non-chlorinated water daily.

Support the immune system – Reduce emotional and chemical stress. Supplement your diet with the proper vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are essential for reversing damage done to the immune system.

Be observant – Write down all your symptoms before starting the program and grade them on a scale 1–10 according to how they affect you. Compare the observations to how you feel four, six, and eight weeks later.

Persist -A restoration of internal flora does not happen overnight. The program takes time. It’s a starting point, a general guide that can be adapted to your own needs. Once you feel an improvement, avoid the temptation to revert to old habits.

Colds or Flus

At the first sign of a cold or flu take fifteen drops of GSE mixed in juice, three times daily. As an alternative, add fifty drops of GSE to one quart of fruit or vegetable juice and sip throughout the day.

Cold Sores

Thoroughly mix 5 drops GSE with 50 drops of vegetable glycerine. Apply with cotton swab 2 or 3 times daily. If lesion is especially raw, use only 1 or 2 drops of GSE to 50 drops of glycerine. If no irritation occurs with the original mix, you can increase the potency by adding several drops of GSE.

Cuts or Wounds

Thoroughly mix one-half ounce GSE with 8 ounces of distilled water. Pour solution into a clean spray bottle. When needed, liberally spray solution over the affected area once every few minutes while performing other standard first aid procedures. If the wound is deep or widespread a highly diluted mixture of GSE is recommended (one-quarter teaspoon GSE to 10 ounces water).


Apply 10 drops of GSE to each application of shampoo. Mix thoroughly before applying to the scalp. Wait 3-5 minutes before rinsing. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly.


Use 15 – 20 drops of GSE diluted in juice every four hours up to 60 drops per day. Always supplement with probiotics to replace beneficial bacteria lost in the watery stool. For parasites, a higher dosage may be required.


Use 10-20 drops of GSE in juice three times daily before or after meals. An appropriate probiotic and digestive enzymes taken before meals often proves helpful.

Gums and Gingivitis

For general gum care dilute 5 – 10 drops of GSE in 6-8 ounces water: swish around in mouth then rinse thoroughly. The addition of a few drops of GSE to the reservoir of hydraulic teeth cleaning devices cleans both the gums and the reservoir and tubing of the device.


Mix one-half ounce GSE to five ounces water; apply to infected area several times daily.

Jock Itch

Apply a foot or body powder containing 5-10 drops GSE to the affected area twice daily. Jock itch may represent a reduced ability to ward off fungus and thus may require a comprehensive systemic program.

Nail Disease

For maximum penetration, mix one-half ounce GSE with 5 ounces 80 proof vodka. Apply under/on nail with an eye dropper 2-3 times per day. For even better results, scrub gently with a soft nail brush with each application. Sever months of continuous use may be necessary for resistant conditions. After gardening or other activities that might bring contact with germs, apply solution under/on nails. If one or two nails are already infected, apply solution to neighboring nails 2-3 times per week to prevent spread of infection.


If caused by flu or germ contaminated water, add 50 drops of GSE to one quart diluted juice; sip in small amounts as tolerated.

Poison Ivy/Poison Oak

Mix one ounce GSE with 10 ounces water in a spray bottle and apply to a small area of the affected skin. If a burning sensation results, add 10 or more ounces of water; spray liberally over affected areas. Repeat every two hours as needed.


Mix one ounce GSE with 10 ounces water in a spray bottle and apply to a small area of the affected skin. If a burning sensation results, add 10 or more ounces of water; spray liberally over affected areas. Repeat every two hours as needed.

Spray shaved area liberally with a solution of GSE: Thoroughly mix one-half ounce GSE with 8 ounces of distilled water. Pour solution into a clean spray bottle. Avoid contact with eyes. If you intend to reuse the blade, spray it thoroughly with the solution before storing.


Pour one ounce of distilled water into spray atomizer, add a pinch of salt, and no more than two drops of GSE. Shake thoroughly and spray gently into the nose, gradually inhaling into the deeper sinuses. Repeat every four hours. If a painful burning sensation occurs, pour out half the solution and add water to equal one ounce. On the other hand, if the original solution is too mild, add one or two drops of GSE; shake thoroughly. Do not use this treatment for children under 12 years of age.

Sore Throat

Thoroughly mix 20 drops GSE into 6 ounces of water. Gargle deep in the throat for several seconds before spitting out. Repeat until solution is used up. Gargling with GSE can be repeated as often as necessary. You can also swallow the solution to insure that areas of the throat inaccessible to gargling are reached and also helps treat the illness systemically.


As a topical application: Thoroughly mix 20 drops GSE into 6 ounces of water. Gargle deep in the throat for several seconds before spitting out. Be sure to swish around mouth. Repeat until solution is used up. For internal application: See Candida protocol.

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Many practitioner’s believe that an imbalance in the vaginal flora is often indicative of a similar imbalance in the intestinal tract. For recurring vaginal yeast infections, a complete, systemic anti-Candida program is usually required. But certain isolated instances of vaginal yeast imbalance may be treated locally without resorting to a systemic program.

Vaginal Rinse: Add 16 drops of GSE to sixteen ounces of room temperature water (use only filtered, distilled, or boiled water) and shake well in a closed jar. Douche once daily for three days. Repeat every fifth day thereafter.

If severe vaginal irritation occurs, reduce mixture to five drops per pint of water. Discontinue if irritation persists. Do not douche if pregnant or menstruating unless advised by a physician.


Using a cotton swab, carefully apply the GSE (undiluted) to the wart making sure to treat all areas, especially the base and stem. Cover with an adhesive bandage to prevent transfer of the GSE. Repeat 2-3 times per day; several weeks of treatment may be required for optimal results.


4 Responses to “Uses For Grapefruit Seed Extract”
  1. I like your article as it is more descriptive and full of information.Really Grape Fruit Seed Extract is very useful in many disease.
    But do you know that boracic acid and yogurt is also more beneficial in these diseases.

  2. hi,

    Why is Candida so common in the digestive tracts of people living in the industrialized nations? Ironically, most of the blame lies in our technology and the way we use and abuse it. Some of the practices that create a susceptibility to systemic.

    Candida overgrowth are:

    Use non-toxic antifungals: Botanically derived antifungals are preferred because they do not add to the body’s toxic load. Grapefruit Seed Extract’s broad spectrum capabilities detoxify the system not only from Candida but also from other yeasts and bacteria which accompany Candida. Grapefruit Seed Extract is also effective with other herbal antifungals such as Pao D’ arco, garlic, and goldenseal. (Consume antifungals between meals.)

    Exposure to pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, toxic metals (lead, mercury)
    Hormonal treatment (including birth control pills and cortisone products)
    Poor diet (insufficient essential nutrients; excessive use of sugar, carbohydrates, alcohol).

    Thank you

  3. Barry says:

    Hi. I have a line down the center of my tongue and a light pale yellow/white-ish coating on my tongue. I drink tons of caffinated tea every day and a lot of bread, white brown. spicy hot mexican tacos and i drink a beer once a week. I have found my energy levels dropping and i have strange sensation in my throat like its slightly itchy on the inside of my throat and i need to scratch it or something..any recomendations?

    i am a non smoker

  4. SteveOdus says:

    I am really happy to find this post. please post more to read… Thanks

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