What is Grape Vine leaf ?
Grape leaves, a popular staple of heart-healthy Mediterranean cuisine, are rich in vitamins and minerals. Grape leaves are often to be found canned or bottled, while raw or fresh grape leaves are best consumed after they’re steamed or blanched. A popular Greek dish called dolmas uses grape leaves as a wrapper for rice, onions and meat.
Red vine leaf extract is a supplement derived from the foliage of the Vitis Vinifera Linne (grape) vine. The leaves are harvested when their nutrient content is at its highest and then dried by a special process through which the beneficial herbal properties, flavanoids in particular, are extracted.
Health Benefits of Vine leaf
Help maintain healthy leg circulation: The complex mixture of flavanoids found in the leaves may also strengthen and repair weakened or thinning vein walls. By aiding blood circulation, the extract may ease or prevent the discomfort of aching, tired or swollen legs which result from standing or sitting for long periods of time. It may also assist with overcoming night time leg muscle cramps.
Uses of Vine leaf
Vine leaves are used in cooking and they are mostly used to make dolmas. Dolmas derive from the word dolmak, which means “stuffed” and refers to vegetables or sea food which are usually stuffed with aromatic herbs, rice and/or minced meat. Dolmas can be served either as an appetizer or as a main dish.
The vine leaf is also used to treat diarrhea, difficulties in menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding, ulcers and vaginal discharge. It is used for its anti – inflammatory properties and because it can improve circulation
Nutritional value of Vine leaf
Vine leaves have a mild anti – inflammatory action. Vine leaves have lots of vitamin C, E, A and B6, as well as niacin, iron, fiber, riboflavin, folate, calcium, magnesium, copper and manganese.