Red Vine: benefits of the leaves, fruits and seeds of red grapes

You will find in this Youtube video and in this health and wellness blog article :

- The different parts of the red vine

- The composition in vitamins, trace elements and minerals of red vine

- The benefits of red vine leaves

- Benefits of red vine fruit (red grapes)

- Benefits of red grape seeds and red grape seed oil

- The benefits of raisins

- Uses of red grapevine

- Recommendations of red grapevine

- Side effects and contraindications of red vine

The red grape comes from a plant called the red vine or dye vine.

This plant is known for the virtues of its fruit, but also its leaves and seeds.

The red grape is rich in water (80%), carbohydrates (17%) and fiber (2%). It contains vitamins from the A, B, C, E and K group as well as trace elements and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

Red grapes are known for their high content of antioxidants from the flavonoid, proanthocianidin and anthocyanin families.

These active ingredients have a strong antioxidant power, they limit the formation of free radicals, the aging of cells and especially skin cells which reduces the risk of wrinkles, they also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, digestive cancers (colon) and the increase in cholesterol levels.

By its richness in vitamin B and iron, red grapes promote the production of red blood cells, it also helps fight against anemia and fatigue.

Raisins are also a real source of potassium, iron and manganese. They are beneficial for the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the memory and the cognitive functions (capacity of the brain to react to the external environment, learning, reasoning, concentration, interaction with the environment).

Red grapes help to reduce water retention and constipation thanks to their fiber content in the skin and seeds.

Fresh grapes should be eaten within a few days of purchase or harvest. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Red grapes contain about 70 calories per 100 g, they are rich in sugar and have a medium glycemic index, which means that they raise the blood sugar level moderately. It is an ideal fruit to recover after sports.

The other parts of the red vine are used in phytotherapy mainly for venous circulation disorders such as heavy legs, varicose veins (permanent dilation of a vein, it widens), hemorrhoids (varicose veins that form at the level of the anus and rectum, terminal part of the large intestine), fragility of capillaries (small blood vessels), cellulite, orange peel skin aspect

Red vine is veinotonic, it facilitates blood circulation and prevents the accumulation of water in the tissues.

By its draining action, the red vine facilitates the elimination of the surplus of water which is within the blood vessels, before it disperses at the level of fabrics and involves an oedema.

The leaves of the vine are rich in anthocyanins, polyphenols (chlorogenic acid) and flavonoids (quervétol, kaempférol).

These different substances are colored pigments that have an antioxidant action. They allow a protection of the blood vessels and limit the oedemas (abnormal presence of liquid at the level of tissues, it is water which escapes from the blood vessels).

Grape leaves are often used to treat venous insufficiency, the first signs of improvement appear after a few weeks.

Red grape seeds contain a large amount of tannins (antioxidants) and proanthocyanidins OPC. The latter limit the risk of cardiovascular diseases and edema after radiotherapy in case of cancer. They are also beneficial for vision disorders.

Grape seed oil is also used in cosmetics and nutrition because of its high content of essential fatty acids (lipids that we cannot produce on our own, we must provide them through our diet, it is omega-3, omega-6, ...) and vitamin E which is a real antioxidant.

Grape seed oil has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, especially against acne. It protects the cells, it is beneficial for the skin (in particular the oily skin) and the hair (hydration, repair, resistance). This oil is odorless and it penetrates quickly into the skin without leaving any residue.

To avoid any risk of allergy, it should first be applied on a small area, then wait a little, if there is no abnormal reaction (redness, itching, burning, pimple, ...), it is possible to apply it on a larger area.

The skin and juice of red grapes is rich in resveratrol which has a strong antioxidant power and estrogenic properties (action close to estrogens).

The different parts of the red vine can be available as dry powder, capsules or creams, ... It is necessary to pay attention to the quantity of active ingredients present in the different products.

To consume the red vine in infusion, put 5 g to 10 g of dry leaves in 1 big glass of boiling water, let infuse 10 minutes and drink the drink, it is not necessary to go beyond 2 cups per day.

There is no particular contraindication to the consumption of red vine as a dietary supplement, except for women affected by breast cancer or having a history of breast cancer in their family because of the high content of revestrol which could promote the appearance of this type of cancer by its estrogenic action.

Moreover, the consumption of red vine as a dietary supplement, in phytotherapy or as a local application is not recommended in case of pregnancy, breastfeeding, hepatic problems (liver), as well as for children under 18 years old.

The main side effects of red vine are nausea, dizziness, headaches, digestive problems and allergies in rare cases.

It is important to know that red vine can interact with medications that help thin the blood as well as plants that can have this functionality such as garlic, ginkgo or ginseng.

It is imperative that you first ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice, specifying all your treatments, food supplements or plants that you are already taking before starting a red vine treatment.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that some people regularly consume red wine in order to benefit from its effects on blood circulation, etc. It is important to know that the harmful effects caused by alcohol are much more important than these possible benefits. Consuming red wine in a fresh way is much more beneficial for our health.

Dr Noura Marrai (Doctor of Pharmacy, YouTuber Health, creator of the health well-being Pharmaquiz application),

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