|Grapefruit Seed Extract
|Chronic Candiasis, both intestinal and systemic, is being treated with
excellent results using Grapefruit Seed Extract, according to botanical
extract. Unlike many typical treatments, extract of citrus causes no side
effects in patients.
According to Dr. William Kellas of the Comprehensive Health Center
in Encinitas, California, dosage for patients is recommended at 5-10
drops after each meal. Dr. Kellas calls GSE “the taste you love to hate,”
due to its bitter taste in water.
Dr. Leo Galland of New York City also prescribes GSE for the
treatment of Candidiasis. Dr. Galland advises patients to avoid its
bitter taste by mixing the GSE with carrot, vegetable, orange or
grapefruit juice. He typically prescribes 5 to 10 drops diluted in at
least four ounces of liquid and stirred well, taken twice daily.
And it appears that patients are unlikely to develop resistance to
the GSE, as they may with other antifungal drugs. Says Dr. Galland,
“I have had some immunosuppressed patients taking the preparation
for over a year with no apparent development of side effects or drug
resistance.” In patients not responding immediately, Dr. Galland
has mixed other preparations and reports, “It (GSE) appears to work
in an additive but synergistic fashion with all other antifungals which
I have combined...”
Other doctors handling stubborn cases have had success by
increasing the dosage of GSE to as many as 10-12 drops, 3 times
a day. As usual, no side effects were reported. Dr. Galland considers
the availability of GSE to be “...a major therapeutic breakthrough for
patients with chronic parasitic and yeast infections...” Dr. Galland
reports treatment success of over 99%, or only two failures out of 297
test cases. This is a much higher success rate than that achieved
through common antifungal pharmaceutical preparations.”
Use of GSE in Pediatric Medicine
January 30, 1996
The Townsend Letter
To the Editor:
I am writing to you because I know that your readers are always
interested in new and better ways to treat patient's problems.
Like most other pediatricians and family physicians, I have seen
many children with candida diaper rashes and oral monillasis.
Treating rashes and thrush with nystatin preparations is not always
successful and many parents strongly object when they read the label
and see what I've asked them to put into their baby's mouth three times
each day for a week or two or more.
I began using grapefruit seed extract about five years ago after a
mother in my practice told me about her success in using an extremely
dilute(a few drops to three or four ounces of water) solution to treat
a yeast infection in her baby. The results were wonderful and the
families in my practice were very happy to listen to a much more
natural suggestion for curing this very common problem. The parents
are very pleased to be using a product which is not only more naturally
derived but is also free of the additives found in nystatin products;
they are tired of all the artificial colors and sweeteners.
My first experience was with a thirteen-month-old baby who had
transferred to my practice after multiple courses of antibiotics to treat
an ear infection. The otitis media was finally in remission, but the
bright red candidiasis in the diaper area was causing as much
distress to the infant and her parents as had the ear infections.
I recommended that they add five drops of Grapefruit extract to four
ounces of water and leave it on the changing table to wash the baby's
bottom as part of each diaper change. A miraculous overnight cure
did not occur, but within a few days the rash was receding and infection
was gone within another week. A second similar adventure with a
two-year-old boy convinced me that I was onto something.
I have used the same dilute solution to treat refractory diaper rashes
and oral yeast infections in many children and I'll continue to look for new
uses for what I regard as an innocuous, natural antimicrobial.
I have found this weak citrus solution to be completely safe for even
the very youngest babies in my practice. (I once tried putting an
undiluted drop on my own tongue and learned a valuable lesson
which I pass on to all the parents about taking great care in diluting
...I now recommend it (grapefruit extract) at least three or four times
each day for fungal and minor bacterial infections...
Jay N. Gordon, M.D.
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Prevent Mold Growth in Humidifiers
Algae and molds growing in humidifiers can contribute to upper
respiratory irritation and illness. Chlorine bleach will kill most
organisms, but is irritating and potentially toxic when inhaled.
Grapefruit seed extract is an all natural, highly effective alternative
to toxic chemicals.
Use 20 to 30 drops of GSE per gallon of hot water. Let sit for 15-30
minutes, then rinse. If the filter of the humidifier is contaminated,
the GSE solution may be run through it, as well. And 5-10 drops of
GSE added to the reservoir will prevent algae and mold growth.
In fact, GSE is a safe, nontoxic addition to any body of standing water
and will keep the water algae-free.
Prevent Food-Borne Illness with GSE
As more of our foods are imported from underdeveloped regions,
it is increasingly likely that food poisoning can result from eating
a healthful salad, enjoying fresh strawberries, or indulging in a
succulent mango. Even foods grown domestically may harbor
We all know that washing produce prior to consumption is important,
but simply rinsing with water may not be enough. And soap and water
washing isn’t feasible for many foods, especially greens, sprouts
and softer fruits and vegetables. Soaking produce in a solution of
GSE and water can go a long way toward preventing food-borne illness.
Add 20 to 30 drops of GSE to a quart-size mister bottle filled with water.
Or add 20-30 drops of GSE to the water in your sink. Soak your produce
in the solution, then drain, rinse and spin dry. In fact, using the GSE
solutions may even extend the refrigerator life of many produce items.
Eating healthy and staying healthy is a little bit safer with GSE.
GSE a Safer; More Effective Water Treatment than Iodine
GSE is ideal as a safe and simple way to disinfect drinking water
when camping and backpacking, or in an emergency situation where
safe drinking water is not obtainable and boiling is not possible.
To treat water, it should be filtered first. At the very least let suspended
particles settle. Retain the clear water and add 10 or more drops of
GSE for each gallon of water. Shake well or stir vigorously and let sit
for a few minutes. A slightly bitter taste may be noticed which is just
the natural flavor of the GSE. Safe, simple and easy to carry with you,
GSE not only treats water, but is actually a first aid with many uses.
GSE Prevents and Treats Traveler’s Diarrhea
Doctors recommend using as little as 3 to 5 drops in a glass of water
each day as a preventative for Traveler’s Sickness.
|Grapefruit Seed Extract
* An overgrowth of candida is the cause and/or effect of
many illnesses and dis-eases including thrush, athlete’s
foot, skin problems (eczema, acne, itchiness, psoriasis),
diabetes, chronic fatigue, irritability, inability to concentrate,
digestion upset, alcoholism, parasites, headaches,
overuse of antibiotics, yeast infections, poor dietary habits,
stress, mood swings, obsessive compulsive disorder,
sugar cravings (including pasta and breads), anxiety,
suppressed immune system and much more.
INTERNAL USES (Never use full strength.)
Orally: Adults, mix 5-15 drops in a glass of water or juice
(5 ounces or more), 1-3 times daily, with or without meals.
Children (5 years and older), mix 1-3 drops in a glass of water or juice,
1-2 times daily. Or use as directed by your healthcare professional.
Do not use full strength in mouth.
Stir 3 drops of NutriBiotic GSE into a small glass of water
(3 oz. or more). Gargle several times. Swallow or spit out.
Use as often as needed. Always dilute.
Thoroughly mix 3-5 drops with 1 oz. of glycerine or alcohol.
Apply 1-2 drops of this solution in affected ear 1-2 times daily.
Use as often as needed. Do not use full strength in ears.
(Adults only) Mix 1 drop of GSE with 2 oz. water. Use one full
eyedropper of the mixed solution per nostril. Tilt your head
backward and release the solution from the dropper into your nose.
Swing head forward and down (head is now upside down) to force
solution up into the nasal passages. Return head to the normal
upright position and allow nasal passages to drain. Do not inhale
through the nose during this process. Always dilute.
Mix 5-10 drops of GSE in 6-8 ozs. water. Douche once daily for
one week. Douche more often, if desired. Always dilute.
To treat vaginal yeast infections
Use 5 drops of GSE in 8 ounces of stilled water.
Douche every 12 hours for 3 consecutive days, or longer, as needed.
In stubborn cases, have male partner apply the same dilute solution
of GSE topically for twice a day for three days.
EXTERNAL USES (Never use full strength.)
Thoroughly moisten (splash) face with warm or cool water.
With hands still wet, apply 2-3 drops of GSE to fingertips and gently
massage facial area with circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with cool
water and pat dry. A tingling sensation may follow. This is an indication
of the deep cleaning process of GSE. Always dilute.
(For minor skin irritations) Dilute GSE with water (5-10 drops per
tablespoon). Apply this solution directly to affected area twice daily.
Do not use full strength on skin.
Dilute GSE with water or alcohol (5-10 drops per tablespoon).
Apply this solution directly on surface of nail along the cuticle and
underneath the front of the nail, or soak nails, twice daily for as long
as desired. Do not use full strength on nails.
Add 5-10 drops of GSE when shampooing (mix in hand or on head
with shampoo). Massage into scalp and leave on for at least 2 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is a more powerful disinfectant that Iodine,
Chlorine Bleach, Colloidal Silver and Tea Tree Oil against Candida
albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Streptococcus
faecium and E. coli.
Stir 5-10 drops of GSE into a glass of water. Submerge toothbrush
for 15 minutes (or leave in water in between uses). Rinse toothbrush
before using. Change water and remix every few days.
Veggie, Fruit, Meat Washing
In the sink
Add 30 or more drops of GSE to a sink full of cold water. Briefly soak
any veggies, fruit, meat or poultry. Rinse, if desired.
Spray washing Foods
Add 20 or more drops of GSE to a 32 oz. pump sprayer bottle filled
with water. Spray on veggies, fruit, meat or poultry. Rinse if desired.
Dish and Utensil Cleaning Additive
Add 15-30 drops of GSE to sink dish washing water or to final rinse.
Add 15-30 drops to automatic dishwasher with detergent or to
Cutting Board Cleaner
Add 10-20 drops of GSE to cutting board and work into entire
board with a wet sponge or dish cloth. Leave on for at least 30 minutes.
Rinse with water.
All Purpose Cleaner
Add 30-60 drops of GSE to a 32 oz. spray pump bottle filled with
water or cleanser. Use on all surfaces around the house.
CAUTION: Do not use full strength.
Do not put in eyes. Avoid all contact with sensitive areas.
If full strength contact or irritation occurs, flush with water for at least
10 minutes. Irritation is temporary and my last up to 48 hours.
|The articles below were found in the GSE Report
Volume 1, Issue 1
GSE, Aloe and Zinc in Toothpaste May Protect Against
Viral and Bacterial Infections of the Oral Cavity,
according to a report from New York City’s
Pace University, 1998.
|The directions below were found on the bottle of
Citricidal’s NutriBiotic brand of GSE.
|Citricidal, a very powerful natural extract derived from the seeds and pulp of grapefruit, is now being used
by doctors worldwide to fight infection from parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is also in widespread
use as a drinking water treatment and as a disinfectant wash for meats, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables.
This natural product is extracted from the pulp and seed of grapefruit through a patented process in the
Citricidal is safe, nontoxic and has no side effects, unlike most commonly used drugs and disinfectants.
Tested and proven safe and effective by laboratories and university research centers throughout the world,
Citricidal is sold under various brand names and is available at most natural products retailers as well as
from doctors and alternative health care practitioners. It is available in liquid, capsule and tablet forms.
The liquid form of Citricidal is the most popular way to use this product because it is so concentrated that
just a few drops go a long way. It may be used both internally as one would an antibiotic medication and
externally as a skin wash or soaking solution. Tablets and capsules offer convenient and palatable oral dosing.
Each 100 mg tablet is equivalent to 4 to 5 drops of Citricidal liquid.
Citricidal can be used safely by most people, even infants and the elderly, as well as those with
compromised health. Uses include treatment of problems of the intestines and stomach including colitis
and infection by H. pylori, the bacteria implicated in ulcers; diarrhea; flu; colds; sore throat; nasal infections;
vaginal yeast infections; warts; skin infections including acne, athlete’s foot, poison oak, and fungal infection
of the nails; scalp infections, and more. Animals, both housepets and livestock, also benefit from Citricidal’s
antipathogenic action when it is added to their food or water or diluted and applied topically.
Additionally, Citricidal may be used s a surface disinfectant and for commercial and industrial applications.
It is an extremely effective additive to laundry and dish water and ensures adequate disinfection of clothing,
linens and eating utensils. Used as one would a spray-on, wife-off cleaning solution, Citricidal provides
heightened killing action of microbes without the toxicity inherent in harmful chemicals like bleach.
Citricidal has been proven effective against a broad spectrum of pathogens including parasites such as
Giardia lamblia (including cysts) and Entamoeba histolytica; bacteria including Salmonella, E. coli,
Vibrio cholerae, Staph, Strep, Lysteria, Shigella dysenteriae and Chlamydia; fungi such as Candida ablicans
and Aspergillus niger; and even viruses like Influenza and Herpes Simplex Type I. Citricidal is effective
against many other pathogens as well.