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Grapefruit Peel Granules

Also Known As - Citrus  paradisi, Shaddock, Forbidden Fruit of Barbados

Certified Organic USA

Overview - The grapefruit is not even 300 years old, and at the time of its ‘discovery’ was considered a horticultural accident during the 1700’s. An Englishman by the name of Captain Shaddock brought the seeds to the West Indies from Polynesia in 1693. There are no records to prove it, but many theorize that the grapefruit is a cross between a Pomelo and a Sweet Orange, but no one knows for sure how it came about. By 1750, it was known as the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ or a smaller shaddock, after the mariner who brought it to the Caribbean. It did not make an appearance on American shores until 1823 when it was brought to Tampa, Florida from the Bahamas, where it flourished in the heat. It still did not become widely popular until the late 19th century. Today the USA is the world’s major producer of the fruit. The current name is a reference to the way the fruit clusters on the tree which is similar to a bunch of grapes.

Medicinal Uses - Grapefruit peels contain the enzyme bromelain. Bromelain is a protein digesting enzyme that helps cleanse the skin by gently removing the older, upper layers of your skin. Rub the inside of the peel against your face as a cleanser. While removing older skin cells, the pH of your skin will also be balanced. This promotes softer, smoother skin that looks younger and fresher. After using grapefruit peel on the skin, it's important to wear sunscreen as your skin may be particularly sensitive to the sun.

  • Grapefruit peels are a powerful anti-inflammatory. Grapefruit peels can be used to help reduce itching from skin conditions such a psoriasis. In addition, rubbing grapefruit peels over mosquito bites or inflamed skin can provide relief. The antiseptic properties of grapefruit peel can be used on cuts or scrapes. Using grapefruit peels will help protect against infection and tetanus.
  • Like the fruit itself, grapefruit peel has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are found in plants and slow or stop other molecules from oxidizing. When molecules oxidize, they can produce free radicals. Free radicals cause signs of aging and may play a role in chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Grapefruit oil can be purchased in health food stores. Consuming grapefruit oil from the peel is the best way to benefit from the grapefruit's antioxidant properties.

Parts Used - Every part of the fruit can be eaten and utilized.

Preparations - Peel is used as a tea, body scrub, in the bath and may also be used to make extracts.

Precautions - When ingested, grapefruit in any form can react unpredictably with certain medications. Please consult a physician when starting any new regimen.

Disclaimer -These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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