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Grapes, good or bad?


Nutritionists believe the tonic effect of grapes help weight gain, and are a treatment for anemia, constipation, and liver failure.



Asia, Central and Southern Europe, Greece, California, Australia, and Africa



Grapes grow on perennial and deciduous woody vines.


Part Used Medicinally:

 Fruit, leaves, juice



Ripe grapes contain water, sugar (sacarose, glucose, dextrose and sorbitol), tartaric acid, potassium bi-tartrate, quercetine, quercitrin, tannin, amidon, malic acid, gum, inosite, phosphor and calcium oxalate.

It also contains vitamin A, B1, B2, C and PP. The seeds contain tannin and fixed oil.



Medicinal Uses:

-- Nutritionists believe grape constituents are similar to breast milk and help infant"s gain weight.

-- Grapes are effective in treating skinniness, anemia, liver failure, constipation, hemorrhoids and pulmonary tuberculosis.

-- Grapes fight depression and strengthen the nerves.

-- Consuming grapes is specially recommended in individuals who have high blood urea levels.

-- Grape sugar chemically differs from other sugars as it is absorbed without the help of saliva.

--Antocyanin extracted from the skin of black grapes has an antifungal quality which inhibits the growth of lactobacillus acidophilus.

-- The seeds and leaves are astringent. The leaves are used to stop hemorrhaging.

-- Large amounts of ripe grapes are diuretic and cause palpitation in excitable individuals.

-- Grapes have a wondrous restorative effect in anemia and fatigue cases.

-- Grapes are effective in small-pox cases.

-- Compounds such as resveratrol (a polyphenol antioxidant) found in grapes can fight cancer, heart and degenerative nerve disease.

-- Dietary resveratrol modulates lipid metabolism and inhibits the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins and aggregation of platelets.

-- Grape seed oil is said to have numerous health benefits.

-- A group of polyphenols called procyanidins in grape seed are effective in treating microcirculatory disorders. They also have anti-inflammatory and radioprotective activity.



-- Diabetic patients should not consume grapes fruit or juice.

-- Long-term use of grapes may cause renal and bladder stones.

-- Grape juice should not be extracted using a juicer.

-- Dyspeptic individuals should also avoid grapes. 

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