*Citrus paradisii *
Grapefruit is native to East Asia and the Caribbean and is now widely cultivated in California, Florida, Brazil and Israel.
Typically pale yellow to green, the oil has a refreshing, uplifting, with a bitter undertone.
Grapefruit oil has actions on several systems: eliminatory, musculoskeletal , skin, digestion, circulation and nerves. It is a lymphatic stimulant with detoxifying and diuretic properties. Useful where there is rheumatic pain and swelling, sluggish appetite, flatulence or nausea.
In Oriental medicine, the oil is classified as being cool and dry so is indicated for conditions of Heat, Damp and Phlegm, ideal to tonify the Spleen, regulate the Liver and Stomach Qi.
It is useful in case of poor appetite, fluid retention, lymphatic congestion, epigastric and abdominal distention, hiccoughs, flatulence, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, nervous tension, overthinking, anxiety, depression, self-crititism.
Grapefruit blends happily with a great number of oils, bringing a refreshing and uplifting noteplease refer to the profile for blending ideas
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