GRAPEFRUIT, Citrus paradisi (Plant Family: Rutaceae)
Type of plant: Subtropical evergreen tree with fragrant white flowers and large yellow fruit
Part used: Fruit rind
Method of extraction: Cold expression
Therapeutic properties: Anti-infectious, antiseptic, cholagogue, depurative, digestive, diuretic, hepatic, immunostimulant, tonic
Therapeutic uses: Muscle fatigue, muscular weakness, cellulite, obesity, migraine, headaches, fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, detoxifying, physical exhaustion, mental exhaustion, depression, stress
Blends well with: Angelica root, basil linalol, bergamot, black pepper, cananga, caraway seed, cardamom, clary sage, clove bud, cypress, fennel (sweet), frankincense, geranium, ginger, jasmine, juniper berry, lavandin, lavender, mandarin, myrtle, neroli, orange (sweet), patchouli, peppermint, pimento berry, rosemary, spearmint, thyme linalol, ylang ylang
Precautionary advice: Best avoided if using multiple medications. Is a low-risk photosensitizer; do not apply to the skin prior to sun exposure.