Grapefruit Seed Extract
A completely natural antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal product - essential to use during the soaking process when sprouting seeds, legumes or beans for parrots, finches or other softbills. A few drops of GSE in the soaking water helps eliminate the growth of any bacteria or fungus which may be present.
The antimicrobial properties of GSE occur at very low concentrations. For germinating seeds during the soaking process we suggest using approximately 9 drops of GSE to 1 liter (32 oz.) of water.
Research has shown that it is effective against approximately 800 bacteria and virus strains, 100 strains of fungus, and a large number of single cell parasites.
GSE has been effectively used as a nontoxic cleaning solution around the home, and can also be used for cleaning animal enclosures and cages. It is very effective in treating mildew.
For External Use Only : We do not use or recommend the liquid GSE for any type of internal use for anyone - dog, cat, bird, horse or people.
More Info Under the Label : Every label on the bottles of liquid GSE can be peeled back (lifted up) and they contain more information on using liquid GSE around the home for cleaning and disinfecting.
GSE Proven Effective and Safe
At the request of "Parrots" magazine editor, Pauline James, Leslie researched and wrote a two part series on the proven effectiveness and safety of GSE. These appear in the May and June 2013, issues # 184 and # 185 of “Parrots” magazine.