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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:

Grape vine 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 turns dark blue or reddish brown while ripe, fleshy and sweet, each berry consist one or two seeds inside.

Useful plant parts: Fruits, dried fruits

Medicinal uses:

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

The chemical content of Grapevine: flavonoids, tannins, tartrates, inositol, carotenes, choline and sugar, Proanthocyanidin, polyphenols, Oligomeric proanthocyanidin.

Grapevine is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:-

Abhayarishtam

Arjunarishtam

Duralabharishtam

Draksharishtam

Kutajarishtam

Mahadraksharistam

Aravindasavam

Garbharaksha Kashayam

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam

Chavyana Prasham

Datriyadi Gritham

Drakshadi lehyam

Guduchyadi modaka

Jirakadi Modak

Jeevnathyathi Grutham

Karaskaraghrutham

Ashwagandha Thailam

Baladhatryadi Thailam

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