Botanical name: Vitis vinifera Habitat: Europe
Plant parts used: leaves Active ingredients and nutrients: Polyphenols
Therapeutic properties: The active ingredients contained in the leaves collected in autumn, when they take on reddish hues, from which the term "red vine" originates, belong to the category of POLYPHENOLS, in particular bioflavonoids, and play an intense antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Their most important action is that of tonic and vasoprotective, of care of the circulatory system, where they positively influence the vascular permeability, preventing edema and swelling.
Also the seeds and the skin of the berries containing a phytocomplex rich in flavonoids, anthocyanins, polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin P, and perform a very useful action in venous-lymphatic insufficiency, in cardiovascular pathologies and for those disorders that involve circulatory eye problems , especially at the retina level.
The red vine is therefore indicated in all forms of varicose veins, phlebitis, capillary fragility, couperose, edema, hemorrhoids, cellulite, water retention, blood stasis and heaviness in the lower limbs.