This oil is known for it surprising health benefits that are mainly attributed to its potent properties. It has disinfectant, antidepressant, lymphatic, stimulant diuretic, aperitif and tonic properties. The scientific name of grapefruits is Citrus paradise or Citrus maxima. It is obtained from the peels of the grapes by compression.
Most of its medicinal properties are similar to those of the other citrus fruits. This essential oil is mainly composed of alpha-pinene, limonene, myrcene, Linalool, neryl acetate, terpineol, citronellal, geraniol, sabinene, and decyl acetate. Myrcene and limonene are its major components. Described here below are the major health benefits associated with grapefruit oil.
Boosting the immune system
It is loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin C. This has made it very effective in boosting the immune system and fighting the effects associated with free radical damage. It protects the body from the harm done by toxins and various oxidants, including degeneration of tissues, premature ageing, loss of hearing and vision, physical and mental sluggishness, macular degeneration and nervous disorders.
Preventing and eliminating infections
It has potent antimicrobial and antiviral properties that make it an excellent disinfectant. It is helpful in eliminating the existing toxins and protecting the body against infections. Many people have been using it in treating infections affecting the various systems of the body and major organs such as kidneys, urinary systems, colon, excretory system, and stomach. It is also useful for treating skin, ocular and oral infections.
Stimulating hormonal secretion
It is beneficial for stimulating the mind and body. It does this by stimulating the endocrine gland and promoting the secretion of the useful enzymes and hormones. This is an effect that plays an essential in enhancing metabolism. Stimulating the nervous system will always make your alert and active. Additionally, this oil is helpful in stimulating the circulatory, lymphatic and excretory system.
This oil has relaxing and uplifting effects on the human mind. This is an effect that is mainly attributed to its aroma. It is therefore effective relieving stress, and anxiety, curing depression and inducing the feelings of hope. In addition to this, it has a stimulating effect that is helpful in uplifting the mind.
As it was mentioned earlier, this substance is a powerful lymphatic substance. It plays a significant role in boosting the activity of your lymphatic system thereby promoting the removal of the unwanted toxic substances from the body. Clearing or getting rid of these toxins is beneficial in fighting problems such as arthritis, renal calculi, rheumatism, body urea and cellulite.