“Many people eat grapefruit but few know how healing the peel can be. In fact grapefruit peel is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent, helps with pain, a great antiseptic agent, it’s full of antioxidants, works great for psoriasis and much more.”
Antioxidants – Grapefruit peel powder contains lots of powerful antioxidants such as naringin that help to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. It also helps with repairing and preventing DNA damage.
Bromelain – Most people know that pineapple contains bromelain but grapefruit peel also contains bromelain making it a good agent for helping with pain.
Anti-inflammatory – Grapefruit peel contains lots of powerful anti-inflammatory agents thus helping with redness, swelling, and pain. Also works great for arthritis and joint pain.
Antiseptic and Detoxing – Grapefruit peel contains bacterial killing agents and it also helps to cleans the liver of toxins thus giving a person more vitality.
Youthful Skin – Rubbing fresh grapefruit peel on the skin helps to defoliate dead cells and makes the skin look youthful and vital. And it softens the skin and helps to balance the acid pH balance of the skin and also helps with psoriasis and other types of skin rashes, and also works well for alleviating itching from insect bites.
Pectin – Grapefruit Peel is full of pectin which is a great soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol… and pectin is great for treating diarrhea.
Increases Metabolism – Studies in the American Journal of Physiology show that grapefruit peel contains nootkatone which boosts metabolism… thus helping with weight loss.
Boost Immune System – Grapefruit peel also has the ability to boost up our immune system because it contains lots of powerful antioxidants. Thus helping to prevent colds, flues, and viral infections.
Great Diuretic – Great Fruit peel is a great diuretic making it important for getting rid of excess body fluid that accumulates because of excessive salt intake or monthly periods.
Calming – Grapefruit peel contains oils that are calming and soothing to both adults and children.
GI Problems – Grapefruit peel contains soothing oils that calm the GI tract and lots of fiber that provide a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria.
Breast Cancer – Grapefruit peel contains limonoid which prevents the spreading of breast cancer cells and balances estrogen in the body.
Allergies – Grapefruit peel tea also helps with nagging allergies.
Osteoporosis – Grapefruit peel contains hesperidin which helps to prevent bone loss.
Respiratory Tract – Making a tea of grapefruit peel is great for getting rid of mucus and opening up the lungs.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – In TCM grapefruit peel helps to move Qi through the body and eliminate phlegm, plus invigorates the large intestines, heart, stomach, liver… and clears the nasal passages.
Lots of Vitamin C – Grapefruit peel contains a large amount of Vitamin C making it great for fighting off colds, flues, and other viral infections. In fact grapefruit peel contains twice as much vitamin C as the fruit itself.
Forms – Grapefruit peel can be dried and ground into a fine powder to add to food. It can also be candied, zested for use in salads and drinks, and it can be preserved for later use, and made into marmalade. And grapefruit peel can also be found in capsules, tablets, teas, and powders. And grapefruit peel tea made by the pitcher and kept in the frig to drink all day long is very refreshing.
Dose – Most people take 600 msg to 1200 msg once a day. Or take one tablespoon of fresh or dried grapefruit peel including the white inner rind, and steep it in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes… then drinking 2 or 3 times a day.
Finding – Most super markets have fresh grapefruit all year round, and the tea and capsules can be found on-line and at your local health food store.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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