Grapefruit Home Remedies for Everyday Problems
Grapefruit is a tasty snack and a very healthy addition to your daily diet, but it can also be used to help cure many common ailments. Having fresh grapefruit juice on hand is a great way to solve a lot of small health problems at home without having to pay for a doctor's visit and without having to spend hours waiting in an emergency room. Having grapefruit and other citrus fruits in the house is always a good idea to make sure that you have healthy snacks available but if you are prone to any of these conditions then having grapefruit in the house can also help cure illness and prevent disease:
Cuts and scrapes – If you're the type of person who is constantly getting cuts and scrapes, or if you live with kids who are always getting them, having grapefruit juice around is a good all natural way to prevent infection. Grapefruit juice has natural antibiotic properties and can prevent infection in cuts and scrapes. The juice might sting a little, but it's not as harsh as peroxide or other antibacterial products and it won't damage the skin.
Yeast infections – An overgrown of yeast anywhere on the body can cause serious medical issues. Creams and lotions designed to treat yeast infections are full of chemical agents, expensive, and messy. Grapefruit juice can be used to treat yeast infections quite effectively, so if you are one of the people who tends to get yeast infections easily using grapefruit juice or orange juice to cure a yeast infection is a simple, inexpensive alternative to messy chemical creams.
Oily skin and hair – If you have oily skin and hair you can use grapefruit juice to restore the natural balance to your skin and hair without using harsh cleansers. Chemical based shampoos and skin cleansers designed for oily skin can end up stripping the skin and hair of all moisture, which can make your skin and hair look dull. It also can increase the appearance of lines, wrinkles, or red spots on the skin. A simple grapefruit juice facial cleanser that you can easily make at home is the best solution for oily skin. You can also make your own shampoo without any chemicals to fight oily hair. Just combine castile soap, grapefruit juice, and water to make a healthy all natural shampoo that won't strip your hair or leave it brittle or dull.