Grapefruit Seed Extract, or GSE, is a concentrated solution taken from grapefruit and combined with glycerin to make a powerful antimicrobial agent. GSE can destroy the cell membrane of invading organisms rendering it unable to function, replicate and survive in the body. It has antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antifungal properties. It even works on candida overgrowth. You can use GSE internally and externally in its diluted form and as a biodegradable, nontoxic cleaning agent.
GSE can be used internally to prevent and fight off colds and flus. A study associated with the National Institute of Health researched the effectiveness of GSE as an antibacterial agent. The results indicated that GSE has antimicrobial properties against a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial organisms.
Never use it at full strength as it can irritate mucus membranes. Dilute GSE, take 5 to 10 drops in 8 oz. of water and use it as a gargle for sore throats or drink it to act systemically against invading organisms. It can be used in cases of diarrhea, earaches, as a nasal wash for sinusitis and allergies or as a vaginal douche for candida and bacterial urinary tract infections. Use three times a day or as directed. If your condition persists you should follow up with your doctor to rule out a more serious condition.