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GRAPE VINE
Vitis vinifera (b)

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Cellulite, obesity, skin infections

Description

Composition :
100% Vitis vinifera semen / 250mg

Part used :
Pomace

Grape vine (Vitis vinifera), is a liana in the Wine family (Vitaceae), native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe and southwestern Asia, typically growing 30 long (100ft), with flaky bark. The leaves are alternate, palmately lobed, 5 – 20 cm (2-8in) long and broad. The fruit is a berry, known as a grape; in the wild species it is 6 mm (1/4in) diameter and ripens dark purple to blackish with a pale wax bloom; in cultivated plants it is usually much larger, up to 3 cm (1in) long, and can be green, red, or purple (black).

The pomace are the solid remains of grapes after pressing the juice; it contains the skins, pulp and seeds of the fruit. Specific polyphenols in red wine pomace may be beneficial for dental hygiene. Grape Wine pomace has anti-bacterial properties: a study conducted at the Eastman Dental Center found that these polyphenols interfere with Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium in the mouth that causes tooth decay. Professor Hyun Koo, the lead researcher of the study, hopes to isolate these polyphenols to produce new mouthwashes that will help protect against cavities. A study conducted at the Ericyes University in Turkey (2004) found Grape Wine pomace to be effective against 14 out of 14 bacteria types.

Being rich in vitamin F, Grape Wine pomace has vascodilatory and anti-oxidantproperties which makes it also effective in promoting capillary circulation and in eliminating free radicals from the body (providign better protection agains cncerogenic agents).

History: The first written accounts of grapes and wine can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, the ancient Sumerian text from the third millennium BC. There are also numerous hieroglyphic references from ancient Egypt, according to which wine was reserved exclusively for priests, state functionaries and the pharaoh. Much was written during the Renaissance on grape growing and wine production, favouring a more scientific approach. This literature can be considered the origin of modern ampelography. Using the sap of grapevines, European folk healers sought to cure skin and eye diseases. Other historical uses include the leaves being used to stop bleeding, pain and inflammation of hemorrhoids. Unripe grapes were used for treating sore throats, and raisins were given as treatments for consumption (tuberculosis), constipation and thirst. Ripe grapes were used for the treatment of cancer, cholera, smallpox, nausea, skin and eye infections as well as kidney and liver diseases.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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