Grapefruit Seed Extract for External Use

Fingernails and Toenails

Nail Fungi
    Fungal diseases of the nails are usually very difficult to heal. They develop extremely slowly and gradually spread to the
adjoining toenails or fingernails. People afflicted by this disease hardly notice it getting worse, but the appearance is deceptive. Over the years, or even decades, the fungus will grow deeper and deeper into the nail bed. Furthermore, it can be transmitted to other people. Action should be taken as soon as possible, that is to say at the first visible sign of a change in the nail.
    Grapefruit seed extract has proved very effective against this difficult disease. Before application, the affected nail should be filed down as far as possible over a newspaper catching the filing dust, using a coarse file or sandpaper. (To avoid transmitting the fungus to other nails, the file should be disinfected with grapefruit seed extract after use and the newspaper with the filing dust thrown away.)
    After this has been done, apply the extract twice daily in an undiluted form. The affected area of the nails should be filed again every 3 to 4 days, later every 3 to 4 weeks. Continue to apply grapefruit seed extract twice daily. It is very important to keep up this routine for several months. The effort is worthwhile since complete healing can only be attained through persistence, which also applies to the use of chemical agents against nail fungus. (if you have ever seen or even smelled a nail fungus in an advanced stage, you will spare no effort to cure it.)
    For preventative purposes, the regular use of grapefruit seed extract as an addition to liquid soap or hand cream, foot powder, or a foot bath is advisable. !f the toenails are affected, add about 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract to the last rinse when washing socks or stockings and spray the inside of the shoes with grapefruit seed extract spray to prevent reinfection.

Cuticular Infections
    This infectious disorder often begins inconspicuously, yet it can quickly develop into an extremely painful condition that continues for weeks. Frequently only a surgeon can help in the end, unless you have the helpful grapefruit seed extract to hand and immediately massage a few drops into the affected groove of the nail bed 2 to 3 times daily. The infection usually subsides very quickly thanks to the antibacterial effect of this extract. An effective treatment requiring very little effort! A warm finger bath in water or oil with a few drops of grapefruit seed extract can also provide relief.