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The natural benefits of GSE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4H kids and mom, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    I am a firm believer in using homeopathic, holistic, natural and Organic products whenever possible. I'd like to tell you all about my newest best friend! GSE is Grapefruit Seed Extract. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has a proven track record as a non-toxic germicidal agent. GSE is known for its natural anti-bacterial qualities. You can use it so many ways:

    A cleaner for the coop (it will kill any mites and parasites, while being completely free of any chemicals or pollutants, and therefor not harming the HEALTH of YOU or your flock.)

    Rinse fresh fruits and vedgies with it to disolve the waxes and pesticide residues found on store bought produce.

    Use GSE directly on your flock to kill mites or parasites. Can also be used with warm water to clean up 'pasty butt' or gooey eyes in chicks, without fear of harming their delicate systems.

    A dilluted all-purpose cleaner can be made by mixing 3 parts water to 1 part GSE. Use in the kitchen and bath to kill salmonila, ecoli, and other harmful bacterias. Also dries streak free so works great on windows! Even repels dust longer than some store bought, fume filled, environmentally unsound cleaners and polishers (like Pledge).

    Use full strenth GSE as a natural stain remover! Works on the hardest stains! Wont stain for fabric or make colors run. Safe to use on delicates too. Gets out blood, grease, diaper leak stains, breast milk, etc that are often hard if impossible to remove with store bought stain removers.

    Add GSE to well water or other untreated water to make it safe for drinking. Helpful when your backpacking, camping, or just dont have access to safe drinking water.

    Put 3 or 4 drops GSE per gallon of reservoir water into your humidifier, and voila! The slimy algae will not grow! This will work whenever standing water is present. Safe and non-toxic.

    Gargling with GSE and water will handle the most resistant sore throat conditions.

    Internal uses include but not limited to: Digestive Upsets, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Diarrhea and Food Poisoning. Infections from: Parasites (single and multi-celled), Bacterial, Viral and Fungal. Candida Yeast Infections, Thrush and Chronic Fatigue. Oral Infections: Tooth Plaque, Gum Disorders, Breath Freshener and Mouthwash. Colds and Flu, Sore Throats, Strep Throat, Ear Inflammation / Pain, Gassiness, Sinusitis and much more!

    External uses include but not limited to: Acne, Athletes Foot, Nail Fungus Infections. Skin Infections: Fungal / Bacterial / Parasitic / Viral / Ringworm, Cuts / Wounds. Warts, Poison Ivy/Poison Oak, Rashes, Jock Itch, Shaving Itch, Dandruff, Cold Sores / Herpes, Head Lice, Chickenpox, Cracked Lips, Toothbrush Cleaning and much more!

    If you'd like to read more on this wonderful all-purpose gift from nature click the following links:

  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    I'm in the natural stuff too! I have heard of some benefits GSE but wow.. thats quite a list, I'll have to try some of that out. One thing I would be careful of is using GSE with medications. Grapefruit has an effect on many drugs and can cause some problems. I have heard of people suffering from overdoses because grapefruit magnified the effect of the prescripton drug. I wouldn't use it with chicks that are being fed medicated feed.
  3. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    I use it mainly as a disinfectant around here because its non toxic. I wash everything, rinse, then spray down with half strength GSE and let dry in the sun to kill anything icky I might have missed in the washing. I've used it for years when breeding parrots, and now that I have chickens, plan to use it on their coop as well. We also use it to wash our produce, on our dog when he got fleas from the neighbors dog, loaned some to our friend when her son got head lice (she said one application killed all the lice AND nits and they were easy to comb right out.), and we ue it as a stain remover. I have added it to our drinking water before when the family went camping and the water was questionable, and we were all fine. I hadnt read that about mixing with meds, but I will head that advice.

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