Maybe there is no other plant awakens more pleasant emotions, excitement and magical charm than Her Majesty The Vine (Vitis Vinifera). Since ancient times the humankind has enjoyed not only the tasty fruit but also the wonderful drink that we make from it – the wine. It is no coincidence that wine is considered to be a sacred drink – it has long been known that except for its pleasant ability to cheer the soul, when moderately used it has an undoubted favorable effect on human’s health. Information from about 2000 years ago show that except for producing and drinking wine from the fruit of the vine ancient people used the healing potential of its leaves. In the lands of present-day Italy, France and Spain the vine leaves were a popular remedy against diarrhea, hemorrhoids, swollen and painful legs and feet
The contemporary science confirms that the ancient people were right. The vine leaves are a natural source of antioxidants - the mortal enemy of the free radicals, which are the main culprit for cellular aging. The polyphenols and the anthocyanidins in the leaves of the vine have strong healing and preventive action on the blood vessel walls. They penetrate inside the vein walls and strengthen them effectively and prevent the clumping of blood platelets in other words they prevent thrombosis.
The comparative studies show that red vine leaves contain substances which strengthen the blood vessels in much higher concentration than the ordinary vine leaves – a fact which was apparently known by the traditional healers. They put exactly red vine leaves on the swollen legs to refresh and relax them, to remove the swellings and to improve the blood circulation.
For the contemporary pharmacy and cosmetology the extract of red vine leaves is a proved effective means of overcoming the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, elimination of pain, consolidation and increasing of the elasticity of vascular walls. The products for local application which contain an extract of red vine leaves are recommended not only to those who suffer from varicose veins, but also to those who work on food or in a sitting position. The extract from red vine leaves will reduce the unpleasant feeling and will be a great prevention against the appearance of varicose veins and other complications.