Red Grapevine - What It Serves, Benefits and Properties

Red Grapevine - What It Serves, Benefits and Properties / Diet

Have you heard of the red vine? Can you tell what that is?

It is a medicinal plant also known by the name of vigne rouge, whose scientific name is vitis vinifera. It gets its name thanks to the fact that its foliage turns reddish in the autumn period.

The plant can be found in southern Europe and is the most produced grape species on the European continent.

The red vine is made up of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and stimulant properties in relation to the blood circulation. It still has vitamin B3, vitamin C, polyphenols and flavonoids in its composition.

What is it for? The Benefits of Red Vine 

The red vine is associated with a number of benefits. Some of them you check in the following list:

- Normalization of blood circulation

The medicinal plant increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients in the cells, which results in the maximization of cellular activities and the decrease of inflammatory processes. Its antioxidant content still acts in the potentiation of the peripheral blood circulation.

The leaf extract from the red vine has been used for many years to maintain healthy circulation in the leg region. By contributing circulation, the plant extract can also prevent or ease the discomfort caused by pain, swelling or tiredness of the legs as a result of sitting or standing position for a long time.

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- Diuretic effect

The red vine combats fluid retention and consequently swelling of the body due to the fact that it eliminates the excess water present in the body through the urine.

- Prevention and treatment of venous disorders

The plant has a venous tonic activity and therefore contributes to the fight against venous disorders (varicose veins) such as varicose veins, arterial hypertension, hemorrhoids, swelling of the lower limbs, ecchymosis (blood infiltration of the tissues), rosacea (skin disease which causes redness) and phlebitis (a disease that affects the veins of the extremities of the body).

A 12-week study, conducted with people aged 25-75 years, evaluated the effects of red grape extract on subjects in stage 1 or 2 chronic venous insufficiency.

The result was that both the daily administration of a small dose of 360 mg and a high dose of 720 mg showed to be safe and efficient in moderate cases of chronic venous insufficiency. However, those who took the larger dose experienced a more efficient and long-lasting improvement.

The plant extract helped in reducing symptoms of the condition such as swelling in the upper leg which is caused by fluid retention.

Even with the encouraging result, for those who suffer from the disease, we leave the recommendation to seek guidance from your doctor before using the red vine, to be sure and sure that it is really suitable for your case.

- Elasticity and firmness of the skin

Effects observed thanks to the action of increasing the resistance of the collagen fibers promoted by the red grapevine. 

- Vein wall health

The flavonoid complex found in the red vine can help strengthen and repair veins that are weakened or thinned (narrow, thinned).

- Relieving muscle cramps

It is also believed that the medicinal plant can assist in the treatment of nocturnal muscle cramps that reach the leg region.

Caring for the red vine 

Even if it is a medicinal plant considered safe, people who suffer with hypotension - low blood pressure - or make use of anticoagulant medications should consult the doctor of their confidence to ensure that the consumption of the red vine is safe in their case.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding their babies and individuals diagnosed with liver or kidney problems can not ingest the plant. In addition, when consumed in excess it can cause moderate headaches and gastrointestinal problems.

Before using the medicinal plant as an aid to any kind of health treatment, be sure to consult your trusted doctor as a way to make sure that the red vine will really contribute to your particular case and that it will not harm your Cheers.

Recipes with red vine 

Here are some recipes that lead to medicinal plant.

1. Tea for foot washing

This tea is not to be ingested - serves to be used as foot-scalping as a way to relieve chilblains, reducing swelling.The recipe may also contribute to the reduction of leg pain, however, for this to happen it is necessary that they become submerged in tea.


  • 5 tablespoons of red vine leaves;
  • 5 cups water.

Method of preparation:

  1. Mix the ingredients in a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes;
  2. Turn off the heat and let stand for another 10 minutes;
  3. Strain and, when the liquid is warm, move to a bowl and place the feet. Repeat the procedure once every week, preferably at night. It is believed that the chilbler disappears gradually in a few weeks.

2. Tea combined with other herbs

This tea recipe brings other herbs to the list of ingredients and serves to improve circulation of the lower extremities of the body, decrease inflammation in the wall of the veins, help alleviate heavy leg pain, tingling and muscle cramps. Unlike previous recipe, this tea should be ingested.


  • Hamamélis;
  • Gilbardeira;
  • Red vine;
  • Golden stick;
  • Honey or sugar;
  • Water.

Method of preparation:

  1. Add the herbs and mix equal amounts of each in a container;
  2. Boil one cup of water and add the measure of one tablespoon of boiled water;
  3. Wait 10 minutes, strain and sweeten with honey or sugar. The recommendation is to take three cups of tea, each serving being eaten after a meal. However, this treatment should not be followed for longer than three months.

Did you already know about the red vine and its health and fitness benefits? What do you think of these forms of preparation and consumption of the medicinal plant? Comment below!