Grapefruit Main Therapeutic Properties
The Circulatory system: Stimulating to general circulation, aids lymphatic drainage, detoxing.
The Digestive system: Improves digestive processes, enhances elimination of toxins from the colon, cleansing, said to counteract acidity in the body and makes the stomach more alkaline.
The Muscular system: Arthritis, cellulitis, rheumatism, aids the elimination of uric acid build up.
The Nervous system: Grapefruit is restorative, supports vitality
The Respiratory system: Antiseptic quality supports cleansing of the respiratory tract, asthma, throat infections, bronchitis and catarrh.
The Skin: Useful in treating acne, contracts and tightens tissue, good for oily acne complexions, varicose veins (can help to prevent and also to prevent them from getting worse), cleansing, good for tired, sagging and grayish (smokers) skin, promotes blood circulation.
The Urinary system: Aids elimination, cleansing to the kidneys and liver.
Psychology of: Uplifting and cleansing, highly energetic, reduces depression and tension, the smell of grapefruit gives the feeling of youth and can make one seem younger. Exudes happy and outward energy. The essential oil to use when detoxing from drugs and alcohol and also to help with the reduction of cravings.
The above information is from The Institute of Aromatherapy – Aromatology Theory Course, Materia Medica