Using Grapefruit Seed to Treat Urinary Tract Infection
In some parts of the world, access to medical care is limited and expensive, which has caused those who need help look for alternative ways to treat urinary tract infection.
While they may not know it, this can be a blessing in disguise. Traditional forms of medical treatment have begun to run their course, and are starting be less effective, while other forms of treatment have started to become more popular because they assist the body in it’s own efforts to take care of a problem. Researchers in Nigeria experimented with grapefruit seeds to treat urinary tract infection. A report by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. indicated it had been found to be as effective as other forms of manufactured drugs against such infections. Here is a part of the article.
Three middle-aged males and one female were diagnosed as having urinary tract infections (UTIs) between2001 and 2003 in the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, a unit of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Of the 4 patients, only the female was asymptomatic. The 3 males had Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella species, and Staphylococcus aureus, respectively, in their urine samples, while the female had Escherichia coli.
All 4 patients were treated with grapefruit seeds (Citrus paradisi) orally for 2 weeks and they all responded satisfactorily to the treatment except the man with P. aeruginosa isolate. However, the initial profuse growth of Pseudomonas isolate in the patient that was resistant to gentamicin, tarivid, and augmentin later subsided to mild growth with reversal of the antibiotic resistance pattern after 2 weeks’ treatment with grapefruit seeds.
These preliminary data thus suggest an antibacterial characteristic of dried or fresh grapefruit seeds (C. paradisi) when taken at a dosage of 5 to 6 seeds every 8 hours, that is comparable to that of proven antibacterial drugs. You can read more about it here.
A very good book that I’ve studied alot is called Herbal Defense, by Robyn Landis. In it she tells about how a man with kidney stones used grapefruit seed extract to dissolve them. After several days he passed a mushy glob, and never had another problem.
Terri has sometimes had what felt like to her more of a kidney infection than a UTI, and successfully used Grapefruit Seed Extract to treat it, which she has also used to treat urinary tract infection. She took 3-5 capsules every 3 hours for two days and didn’t have to go to a doctor. She of course drank plenty of water to go along with it. (As always, if you suspect you have a serious condition, be sure to see your doctor when you need to treat urinary tract infection.)