vid  vitis vinifera

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vid  vitis vinifera
Other Names:

Parra, Uva.

Exist in the world some 3, 000 species of cultivated vines, which produce one of the most medicinal benefits that are known. All the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean area knew of the vine and used it extensively. Both the fruit, such as.

leaves and the sap of this noble plant, rich medicinal properties, and are an excellent food - medicine. The grape juice is rich in substances of high biological value: high nutritional value sugars, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The grape juice is food and medicine.

Habitat: originally from Asia Minor and widely disseminated by all the Mediterranean countries, where they can find wild plants. It is now cultivated in all five continents.

Description: climbing shrub of the family of Vitáceas, with small flowers grouped in clusters compounds. The fruits, grains of grapes, berries are a black or greenish containing one to four seeds woody.

Used parts: leaves, the sap, berries (grapes) and seeds.

Properties and indications: all parts of the vine interesting possess medicinal properties. The leaves, especially red grapes, contain astringent tannins in effect, and abundant flavonoids and anthocyanin pigments, which give it protective action on the capillaries and blood hemostasis. They are used in the following cases:

Venous circulatory conditions: hemorrhoids, frostbites, varicose veins, swollen legs tired or disturbed by capillary permeability. It is one of the most active plant remedies against these conditions. In these cases, to reinforce the effect, it is recommended to combine internal and external applications, ie in addition to taking the decoction of leaves can be made with the same bathrooms decoction.

Gastroenteritis, chronic diarrhea and dysentery especially with bloody stools, due to the effect that Antihaemorrhagics astringent and possess.

Bleeds: especially useful in disorders of menopause, to prevent the frequent loss of blood, even if hipermenorrea (rules too abundant) as well as to normalize the menstrual cycle in dysmenorrhea (rules irregular or painful) Stop the epistaxis (nosebleeds) if applied directly, aiming dust from the crushed dried leaves, in addition to taking their operation.

The sap of the vine is obtained by cutting the shoots in spring, before they sprout leaves. This "water stocks" that "mourn" the shoots were successfully used since ancient times to heal the irritation of the skin (eczema and various eruptions) and, especially, to wash the affected eyes of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) stye, conjunctivitis and keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) It can also be used as eye drops for preventive hygiene. It contains sugars, tartaric acid, tartarate and other organic acids. It has anti - inflammatory and healing properties.

Grapes contain 16% sugar (glucose and sucrose levulose) up 1% of protein (10 grams per kilogram) 0. 5 k lipids, vitamins A, B, G and P, mineral salts, especially potassium and iron, organic acids and anthocyanin pigment in the skin. They have toning properties, decongestants, laxatives, and anti depurativas.

The seeds (pips) of the grape contain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are useful in the treatment of excess cholesterol. They are used in the form of oil.

Use: decoction of leaves, 40 - 50 grams per liter of water, take 3 to 4 cups a day before meals. The grape seed oil (seeds) is consumed like any other edible oil at a rate of 2 to 5 tablespoons per day.

Externally, in bathrooms of places against haemorrhoids; foot (foot baths) against frostbites, and to improve blood circulation with the same leaves decoction referred to in the preceding paragraph. Dust to cut the nosebleeds, inhaled dust from the dry leaves as snuff. Sap of the branch that is collected in a clean bottle, and is applied directly to the skin or eyes, you can not keep, so it is used only in the spring.

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