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Grapes are a nourishing and slightly laxative fruit that can support the body through illness, especially of the gastro-intestinal tract and liver.
Because the nutrient content of grapes is close to that of blood plasma, grape fasts are recommended for detoxification. Analgesic.
The fresh fruit is antilithic, constructive, cooling, diuretic and strengthening.
A period of time on a diet based entirely on the fruit is especially recommended in the treatment of torpid liver or sluggish biliary function.
The fruit is also helpful in the treatment of varicose veins, haemorrhoids and capillary fragility.
The dried fruit is demulcent, cooling, mildly expectorant,laxative and stomachic. It has a slight effect in easing coughs.
The leaves, especially red leaves, are anti-inflammatory and astringent.
A decoction is used in the treatment of threatened abortion, internal and external bleeding, cholera, dropsy, diarrhoea and nausea.
It is also used as a wash for mouth ulcers and as douche for treating vaginal discharge.
Red grape leaves are also helpful in the treatment of varicose veins, haemorrhoids and capillary fragility.
The seed is anti-inflammatory and astringent.
The sap of young branches is diuretic.
It is used as a remedy for skin diseases and is also an excellent lotion for the eyes.
The tendrils are astringent and a decoction is used in the treatment of diarrhoea.