The grapefruit is a hybrid between the grapefruit (Citrus maximus) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). A certain Captain Shaddock cultivated grapefruit and sweet orange in Jamaica (18th century), so it probably came to this intersection. Thank you Captain Shaddock!
The name supposedly comes grapefruit therefore, because the fruits like grapes hanging on the branches.
The grapefruit oil
The grapefruit oil is building mentally and can relieve stress and anxiety.
The grapefruit has astringent and is also useful for acne, oily skin and greasy hair. Therefore, the oil is used in many skin care products.
As the essential oil of lemon is grapefruit cooling, cleansing and decongestant.
Like many of the citrus oils has the grapefruit oil a unique fat dissolving. So you can it to reduce cellulite apply, such as adding in a massage oil, laboratory studies have also shown that the metabolism of the fat tissue is increased, so fat cells are broken down.
If you want to lose weight, you can try the following mixture:
Grapefruit, sweet orange and lemon, in a 1: 1: 1, evaporate in an incense burner, which stimulates fat burning.
At the same time such a citrus blend can positively influence the psyche emotionally, curb the appetite and generally provide a good mood when you are in a weight loss phase.
Grapefruit oil can also be helpful when it comes to rheumatic diseases when the joints feel warm and swollen when they burn pain and.
Drink like a lot of water? Enter a (!) Drops of grapefruit oil in the water (it is also in white), and you have along the way included the many health effects of grapefruit.
But grapefruit can do even more: Mentally and emotionally helps us the oil over depressive and difficult periods of time, especially for example when one thing that comes into the fingers of grief everything into eating (eating frustration.).
The grapefruit oil brings us mental heat back and dissolves blockages within us that have formed over time by self-criticism and guilt, it promotes again the lightness of being.
The refreshing grapefruit oil stimulates us, it makes slightly euphoric, it gives heat, it helps us to let go.
Take this, for example, as a fragrance mixture:
10 drops of grapefruit, 1 drop of bergamot oil, rose oil 1 drop
The scent of grapefruit is an intense fragrance that can mask bad odors, so you can, for example, always have some oil in his pocket to sniff if you have bad odors around.
Grapefruit against cancer?
In the Grapefruit 88 – 95% limonene – What is limonene?
In America, animal experiments have shown that limonene (d-limonene) may protect against pancreatic, stomach, intestine, skin and liver cancer.
D-limonene is contained in the peel of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange and lemon.
This effect has been studied by more than 50 universities and hospitals around the world, and it was found that the grapefruit oil has a 80.5% cell inhibition against skin cancer cells (study of Brigham Young University). Other studies have also reported an increased rate of recovery from breast cancer.
As aqueous dilution 50:50 to ingestion, or make it apply to the chakra points.
In the fragrance lamp or in the atomizer, it can also be used as a dietary supplement.
Also well suited to rid dogs of fleas. Not recommended for cats.
Note for use in animals: Certain oils can be very toxic to our cats love. Citrus oils and pine are also included.