Grapefruit (Pink) Pure Essential Oil

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Grapefruit (Pink) Pure Essential Oil

9.50

15 ml

Common Name: Pink Grapefruit

Latin Name: Citrus paradisi

INCI Name: Citrus Grandis Peel Oil

 

Scent: Sweet, fresh, citrus, juicy

Parts Used: Peel

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Origin: USA

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Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus), Black Pepper, Citronella, Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium (Rose), Ginger, Gingergrass, Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Litsea, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sage (Clary), Tangerine, Ylang Ylang


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Plant Description

Pink Grapefruit, Citrus x paradisi, a subtropical citrus tree in the Rutaceae family, is of medium size typically growing from 15 – 20 feet tall.  The evergreen leaves are leathery and ovate measuring 3 – 7 inches long.  The white flowers are sweetly fragrant growing in clusters of 2 - 20 flowers.  The skin or peel of this juicy, segmented fruit is pitted with numerous oil glands which produce the essential oil.

 

Plant History

Native to the Caribbean, Grapefruit is the only citrus native to the new world.  Pink Grapefruit is thought to be the result of a happy accident of two citrus species, pomelo (Citrus maxima) and sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), introduced to Barbados, crossing.  Historical records show this new fruit was first described in 1750 by Griffith Hughes who called it the "forbidden fruit" of Barbados.  It is said the common name Grapefruit is due to the way the fruit forms on the branches in cluster resembling grapes.


Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

Some of the many things Pink Grapefruit essential oil has traditionally been used for are: Acne, anti-depressant, anti-Inflammatory, antiseptic, Antiviral, Arthritis, Bruising, Carminative, Cellulite, Chorea, Cold, Convulsion, Cough, Depression, Detoxification, Digestive, Disinfectant, Effects on capillary fragility, Fatigue, Fever, Flu, Germicide, Headache, Inhabit platelet aggregation, Infection, Mental exhaustion, Menstruation, Menstrual cramps, Muscle fatigue, Nervous exhaustion, Oily skin, Rheumatism, Stiffness, Stimulant, Stress Wounds, …

Topically - Acne, anti-Inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, bruising, cellulite, chorea, cold, convulsion, cough, detoxification, digestive, disinfectant, effects on capillary fragility, fatigue, fever, flu, germicide, headache, inhabit platelet aggregation, infection, mental exhaustion, menstruation, menstrual cramps, muscle fatigue, nervous exhaustion, oily skin, rheumatism, stiffness, stimulant, stress, wounds, …

Inhalation - Anti-depressant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, cold, convulsion, cough, depression, digestive, disinfectant, fatigue, germicide, headache, mental exhaustion, nervous exhaustion, stimulant, stress…

 

Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

This article discusses the effects Grapefruit and several other essential oils have on sympathetic activity in normal adults.

Shinichiro Haze, Keiko Sakai and Yoko Gozu. Effects of Fragrance Inhalation on Sympathetic Activity in Normal Adults. Jpn. J. Pharmacol. 90, 247 – 253 (2002)

http://naturalingredient.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/90_247.pdf

 

This article discusses the potential anti-microbial activities of Citrus paradisi peel essential oil.

Wahab O. Okunowo, Olajumoke Oyedeji, Lukman O. Afolabi, Eniola Matanmi. Essential Oil of Grape Fruit (Citrus paradisi) Peels and Its Antimicrobial Activities. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2013, 4, 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2013.47A2001. Published Online July 2013 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/ajps).

http://file.scirp.org/pdf/AJPS_2013071515462893.pdf

 

Active Compounds Pink Grapefruit Is Known For

Alpha-Cubebene, Alpha-Farnesene, Alpha-Pinene, Alpha-Sinensal, Alpha-Terpinene, Alpha-Terpineol, Alpha-Thujene, Auraptene, Beta-carotene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-Cubebene, Beta-phellandrene, Beta-Pinene, Beta-Sinensal, Cis-Beta-Farnesene, Citral, Citronellal, d-Limonene, Decanal, Decyl-Acetate, Gamma-Terpinene, Geranial, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalol, Lycopene, Monoterpenes, Myrcene, Nootkatone, Octonal, Sabinene, Sesquiterpenes, …


Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes

 

Cautions

Photosensitizer

 

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.

 

Interaction

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

There are many known interactions that can occur when drinking grapefruit juice.  Even though Grapefruit essential oil is extracted from the rind, not the pulp, it should only be used topically or aromatically, and never ingested.  One can never be too cautious.  If you have any of the following conditions, grapefruit juice is known to interact with them.  Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to using Grapefruit essential oil.  All of the following interaction information is taken directly from WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-946-grapefruit.aspx?activeingredientid=946&.

  • Artemether (Artenam, Paluther) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down artemether (Artenam, Paluther) to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice can decrease how quickly the body breaks down artemether (Artenam, Paluther). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking artemether (Artenam, Paluther) might increase the effects and side effects of artemether (Artenam, Paluther). Do not drink grapefruit juice if you are taking artemether (Artenam, Paluther). [i]

  • Buspirone (BuSpar) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit juice might increase how much buspirone (BuSpar) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking buspirone (BuSpar) might increase the effects and side effects of buspirone (BuSpar). i

  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit juice might increase how much carbamazepine (Tegretol) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking carbamazepine (Tegretol) might increase the effects and side effects of carbamazepine (Tegretol). i

  • Carvedilol (Coreg) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down carvedilol (Coreg) to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice seems to decrease how quickly the body breaks down carvedilol (Coreg). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking carvedilol (Coreg) might increase the effects and side effects of carvedilol (Coreg). i

  • Cisapride (Propulsid) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the body gets rid of cisapride (Propulsid). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking cisapride (Propulsid) might increase the effects and side effects of cisapride (Propulsid). i

  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down clomipramine (Anafranil) to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the body gets rid of clomipramine (Anafranil). Taking grapefruit juice along with clomipramine (Anafranil) might increase the effects and side effects of clomipramine (Anafranil). i

  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit might increase how much cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) might increase the side effects of cyclosporine. i

  • Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, and others) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) to get rid of it. Grapefruit might decrease how quickly the body breaks down dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) might increase the effects and side effects of dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others). i

  • Estrogens interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down estrogens to get rid of them. Grapefruit juice seems to decrease how quickly the body breaks down estrogens and increase how much estrogen the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking estrogens might increase estrogen levels and side effects associated with estrogen such as breast cancer.

Some estrogen pills include conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol (Climara, Vivelle, Estring), and others.
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  • Etoposide (VePesid) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit might decrease how much etoposide (VePesid) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking etoposide (VePesid) might decrease the effectiveness of etoposide (VePesid). i

  • Itraconazole (Sporanox) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Itraconazole (Sporanox) is used to treat fungal infections. Grapefruit juice might decrease how much itraconazole (Sporanox) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking itraconazole (Sporanox) might decrease the effectiveness of Itraconazole (Sporanox). Do not drink grapefruit juice if you are taking Itraconazole (Sporanox). i

  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.

Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking grapefruit, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications changed by the liver include lovastatin (Mevacor), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), fexofenadine (Allegra), triazolam (Halcion), and many others.
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  • Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit juice might increase how much medication for high blood pressure the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking some medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.

Some medications for high blood pressure include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others.
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  • Medications used for lowering cholesterol (Statins) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down some medications used for lowering cholesterol to get rid of them. Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the body breaks down some medications used for lowering cholesterol. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking some medications used for lowering cholesterol might increase the effects and side effects of these medications.

Some medications used for high cholesterol include lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), cerivastatin (Baycol), and others.

However, grapefruit juice doesn't seem to affect pravastatin (Pravachol).
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  • Methylprednisolone interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down methylprednisolone to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of methylprednisolone. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking methylprednisolone might increase the effects and side effects of methylprednisolone. i

  • Praziquantel (Biltricide) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down praziquantel (Biltricide) to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice can decrease how quickly the body breaks down praziquantel (Biltricide). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking praziquantel (Biltricide) might increase the effects and side effects of praziquantel (Biltricide). i

  • Quinidine interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down quinidine to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice might decrease how fast the body gets rid of quinidine. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking quinidine might increase the chance of side effects. i

  • Scopolamine (Transderm Scop) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down scopolamine to get rid of it. Grapefruit juice can decrease how fast the body breaks down scopolamine. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking scopolamine might increase the effects and side effects of scopolamine. i

  • Sedative medications (Benzodiazepines) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Sedative medications can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Grapefruit juice can decrease how quickly the body breaks down some medications. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking some sedative medications can increase the effects and side effects of some sedative medications.

Some sedative medications that might interact with grapefruit juice include clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and others.
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  • Sildenafil (Viagra) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down sildenafil (Viagra) to get rid of it. Grapefruit can decrease how quickly the body breaks down sildenafil (Viagra). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking sildenafil (Viagra) can increase the effects and side effects of sildenafil. i

  • Terfenadine (Seldane) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit can increase how much terfenadine (Seldane) that the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking terfenadine (Seldane) might increase the effects and side effects of terfenadine (Seldane). i

  • Caffeine interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Grapefruit might decease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. Drinking grapefruit while taking caffeine might increase the side effects of caffeine including jitteriness, headache, and a fast heartbeat. i

  • Erythromycin interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The body breaks down erythromycin to get rid of it. Grapefruit can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of erythromycin. Taking grapefruit juice along with erythromycin might increase the effects and side effects of erythromycin. i

  • Fexofenadine (Allegra) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit might decrease how much fexofenadine (Allegra) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking fexofenadine (Allegra) might decrease the effectiveness of fexofenadine (Allegra). i

  • Losartan (Cozaar) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

The liver activates losartan (Cozaar) to make it work. Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the body activates losartan (Cozaar). Drinking grapefruit juice while taking losartan (Cozaar) might decrease the effectiveness of losartan. i

  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.

Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking grapefruit juice along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking grapefruit juice talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications that are changed by the liver include amitriptyline (Elavil), haloperidol (Haldol), ondansetron (Zofran), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur, others), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, others), and others.
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  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) substrates) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.

Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking grapefruit juice along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking grapefruit juice talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications that are changed by the liver include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and pantoprazole (Protonix); diazepam (Valium); carisoprodol (Soma); nelfinavir (Viracept); and others.
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  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.

Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking grapefruit juice along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking grapefruit juice talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications that are changed by the liver include diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), ibuprofen (Motrin), meloxicam (Mobic), and piroxicam (Feldene); celecoxib (Celebrex); amitriptyline (Elavil); warfarin (Coumadin); glipizide (Glucotrol); losartan (Cozaar); and others.
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  • Saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Drinking grapefruit juice can increase how much saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase) the body absorbs. Drinking grapefruit juice while taking saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase) might increase the effects and side effects of saquinavir. i

  • Theophylline interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Drinking grapefruit juice might decrease the effects of theophylline. There's not enough information to know if this is a big concern. i

  • Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with GRAPEFRUIT

Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Drinking grapefruit juice might increase the effects of warfarin (Coumadin) and increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed. I

Literature

[i] http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-946-grapefruit.aspx?activeingredientid=946&