Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. It's not even an endorsement for a particular brand. It is MY tried and true, love it to pieces, couldn't live without it, will-go-without-coffee-before-I-go-without-this remedy for feeling great all winter long! 🙂
Ahhh it is that time again... cooler weather, shorter days, football games... and the FLU.
This morning at church the lady who sat next to me must have sneezed 30 times, followed by a round of coughing each time. Then I came home and hopped on Facebook, where my newsfeed was inundated with people feeling "puny" from coast to coast. Even the Toddler started her day sneezing and "Mommy, I don't feel so good." I gave my Angel my "miracle remedy" and she was bouncing out of the house in time for Sunday school!
What is this miracle cold and flu remedy? Grapefruit Seed Extract!
You can get Grapefruit Seed Extract in powder, capsule, or tincture form - ALL of them are fantastic. I have used all three, and prefer the tablets, but keep the tincture around for other uses around the house.
Grapefruit seed extract or GSE has many medicinal properties that have been proven very beneficial in fighting various infections, viruses, and harmful germs. GSE is useful not only to humans, but it also treats many pet diseases and infections. ~GrapefruitSeedExtract.org
I was told about GSE from an herbalist friend of mine who is very "anti immunizations," and since I did not have any insurance at the time (and the flu shot was a small fortune back then), I chose to check it out. I started with the tincture form (which I warn you - tastes awful) but I was so amazed at how much better I began to feel almost immediately that I continued to choke it down 3 times a day in hot tea.
I discovered the tablet form and now take three tablets per day, the Tween takes two per day, and the Toddler one. Mike has also begun taking it and before long we may have the dogs on it too. I have also used the tincture as a face wash, anti-aging serum, and to sterilize my cutting board in the kitchen. I did say it does just about everything, right?
Grapefruit Seed Extract fights infection - making it possibly the purest antimicrobial in the World. Even when I put it in my tea, within moments it would begin to separate and "clean" the tea and sweetener out of the water. Pretty amazing sight. GSE is helpful in fighting off all infections, sinusitis, and even IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) as well as athlete's foot, jock itch, and other bacterial and fungal infections.
Grapefruit seed extract is specifically useful against Candida albicans, a fungus that is normally present on skin and mucous membranes, but becomes harmful when it multiplies excessively. This can happen because of several reasons: stress, unbalanced nutrition, damage of the intestinal flora or prolonged use of antibiotics. It is spread easily when the immune system is weak.
Candida can cause: contact dermatitis, colitis, flatulence, gastritis, allergies, headaches, depression, asthma, infections, and other disorders. It may even produce alcohol in the body, as a waste product of digestion.
There are up to 25 different types of Candida in the human body. The problems are caused by toxins released, about 100 types. Scientific tests carried out in USA, Austria and Mexico confirmed that the grapefruit seed extract is effective against Candida. ~Body-Detox-Info.com
I absolutely LOVE the stuff, and can honestly say I feel 100% when I take it! In fact, just a few weeks ago I ran out, and slept with the window open on a night it dipped into the low 60s here... I woke up feeling awful. Sore throat, stuffy head, sneezing like crazy... I was just SURE I was going to get sick. I drove directly to The Vitamin Shoppe and picked up three bottles of GSE tablets. I took a dose in the car with a large glass of water, and by that evening I was 100% again. I will NEVER run out of this stuff again.
You can get Grapefruit Seed Extract at most every herbal vitamin store or order online. **Consult with your doctor - especially if you are on medications for high blood pressure! Some medications can not be taken with GSE.
I highly recommend keeping Grapefruit Seed Extract in your home year-round. With so many amazing uses, it is really a "do it all" "miracle" remedy for just about everything! We ALL take it here at the Moscato Household! "Sick Days" for us now involve spas and movies... not lying in bed all day 🙂