Further Possibilities - In Nursing Care
All patients require special attention and Tender Loving Care together with
general medical care and support. In addition to other measures, the weakened
organism should be protected from undesirable germs. In the case of a contagious
disease, protecting the care-giver from infection is also necessary.
We've already reported on the successful use of grapefruit seed extract in hospitals
as a disinfectant, which is also relevant when providing nursing-care at home.
To disinfect the patient's room, add grapefruit seed extract to the various
cleaning agents. The patient's bed linen, clothing, and towels can be washed
with the addition of 20 drops of extract to the last rinse. Objects that the
patient touches can also be disinfected with the help of grapefruit seed extract.
For this purpose, add 30 to 40 drops of extract to 1 liter (35 fl. oz.) of water
and place the objects in it for several minutes. They can also be washed with
the solution. If we want to improve the air in the patient's room, we can put
the same solution in a spray bottle and atomize it. The extract can be used
as an effective germ-inhibitor in both air-humidifiers and artificial ventilating
Care-givers are advised to disinfect their hands with the extract before and
after contact with the patient. Nurses and doctors sometimes suffer from eczema
on their hands, caused by the caustic chemical disinfectants. The use of grapefruit
seed extract for disinfecting the hands not only prevents this occurrence, but
also helps heal existing eczema. For disinfection purposes, put a few drops
of the extract directly on the moist hands and rub it in.
Not only is grapefruit seed extract harmless for this purpose
as well, but also extremely effective. In a previous chapter we mentioned the
study by Dr. J. A. Botine determining that the extract has a 100% disinfectant
effect in comparison to the 98% of the usual agent and the 72% efficacy
of alcohol. What has been a swab with alcohol before an injection or the prick
of an acupuncture needle, could soon be the swab with grapefruit seed extract.
The chemical pre-operative and postoperative skin disinfection currently used
could also be advantageously replaced with the extract. In addition, plasters
or bandage materials could be pre-treated by spraying them with grapefruit seed
Doctors, naturopaths, midwives, nurses, chiropodists, and others who are involved
with the treatment and care of patients may find many other uses for grapefruit
seed extract. The extract can be used wherever an antibacterial, antiseptic,
or fungicidal effect is required.
From book: Shalila Sharamon & Bodo J. Baginski "The Healing
Power of Grapefruit Seed"