Grape vine

Scientific name of Grapevine: Vitis vinifera

Name of Grapevine in different languages:

English: Grape

Sanskrit: Draksha, Mrdvikaa, Daalth, Munnakaa, Kishmish

Hindi: Draksha

Malayalam: Munthiry-മുന്തിരി

Plant description:

Grapevine is a climber vine,  stems grow up to 35m long, Leaves are palmately lobed, hairy on the underside, 5 to 20 cm long. Flowers are found in dense panicles which develop into bunches of berries. The fruits are berries found in clusters, pale green in color, and turn dark blue or reddish brown while ripe, fleshy, and sweet, each berry consists of one or two seeds inside.

Useful plant parts:

Root, Stem, Fruits

Medicinal uses:

To treat anemia, jaundice, dyspepsia, constipation, hemorrhagic diseases, gout, cough, dyspnoea, alcoholism, diarrhea, Lumbago, heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine hemorrhage, varicose veins, and edema.

In the herbal treatment:

To reduce a toothache, the leaves and tendrils are chewed.

To cure boils, mustard oil is spread on the leaf and applied (mildly heated).

To treat inflammation, the stem was mixed with Solanum nigrum and Cestrum parqui and applied.

Chemical content: flavonoids, tannins, tartrates, inositol, carotenes, choline and sugar, Proanthocyanidin, polyphenols, Oligomeric proanthocyanidin.

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