All About Grapefruit
Grapefruit offers a zesty sweet citrus aroma that is cheery and energizing. High in vitamin C, this fresh subtropical fruit is a hybrid from the combined cultivation of pomelo (C. maxima) and orange (C. sinensis). It is known for its health benefits, with cholesterol lowering, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial capabilities. Further, it may be a beneficial ingredient in skin tonics, to help with acne, and in creams for cellulite; more research is warranted.
Many human research studies have been undertaken on the cholesterol reducing, weight loss effects of grapefruit. It may aid in cardiac health, cellulate reduction, and be hepatoprotective; but more human studies are necessary. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits have also shown antimicrobial, insecticidal, and repelling potential. Their aroma is stimulating and anxiolytic. Vitamin c and other compenents of the fruit can reduce the symptoms and duration of the common cold. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
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Grapefruit and its Essentia Oil
Latin Name: Citrus paradisi
Other Common Names
- Other common names: pummelo, shaddock, agrume, bioflavonoid complex, pamplemousse rose, paradisapfel, pomelo, shaddock oil, toronja
Grapefruit is a subtropical evergreen tree with white flowers, large yellow fruit, shiney large dark green leaves, and reaching a height of 20 feet.
Both the peel / rind and the juice / pulp are used. The juice can be squeezed, or the whole fruit (less the peel) can be eaten. The peel can be zested and enjoyed.
Essential Oil Description
The peel is usually pressed, but sometimes steam distilled, to make a thin pale greenish yellow oil that is fresh, uplifting, tangy, and intense.
Essential Oil Key Constituents
- d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene
- Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene
The Whole Fruit
- High in vitamin C and vitamin A, lycopene and beta carotene