Grapefruit Seed Extract: Prevent Halitosis, Post Nasal Drip and Tonsil Stones
Posted: February 23, 2010
Bad Breath, post nasal drip, and tonsil stones are all common problems that people have. What else do they have in common? Grapefruit seed extract is an extremely versatile compound that can help cure/prevent these issues.
Overall, grapefruit seed extract is great for prevention purposes. It helps prevent caries/tooth decay, gingivitis/gum disorders, plaque, sore throats and flu viruses. It also helps with allergies, bladder infections, bacterial cystitis, incontinence, chronic urethritis, candida/fungal/yeast infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypotension, chronic inflammation, coughs, laryngitis, diarrhea, earaches, flatulence, gastritis, gastric/duodenal ulcers (H. pylori), parasites, phlegm/mucus, the respiratory system, sinusitis/nasal issues, tonsillitis, thrush, toxic shock syndrome, virulent staph infection, and ulcerative stomatitis.
Tonsil stones is a condition that many people have-- it is not as uncommon as you might think. For more information on tonsil stones, its causes and cures, click here. Alcohol and dairy products can also contribute to the formation of tonsil stones. All of the aforementioned dental health issues can cause bad breath. The reason as to why grapefruit seed extract works to help these issues is because it kills the bacteria causing plaque, bad breath, and so on. This extract is antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral.
Grapefruit seed extract is handy because it is a natural cure with a low toxicity, but it is not recommended to take it longer than a short period of time. Also, this extract may defeat the bacteria/yeast causing a bad breath smell, but the root of the bad breath problem may still exist. People should also monitor their intake of red meat, processed foods, and other foods that encourage bad breath. It will also be harder to see improvement if you are eating sugar and carbohydrates, since these can fuel the bad breath-causing bacteria.
Grapefruit seed extract has been diluted in mouthwash solutions, in order to promote healthy gums and fresh breath. For information on how to use this extract to prevent or cure bad breath, tonsil stones, post nasal drip, etc., consult a professional who works with natural cures to see what best suits you.
What are some other uses that you probably didn't know? Grapefruit seed extract can be useful to prevent infection and relieve pain during tooth extraction, and it can be used to help clean your toothbrush.