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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:

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

Useful plant parts: 

Root, Stem, Fruits

Medicinal uses:

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

In the herbal treatment:

To reduce a toothache, the leaves and tendrils chewed. 

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

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

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

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








Garbharaksha Kashayam

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam

Chavyana Prasham

Datriyadi Gritham

Drakshadi lehyam

Guduchyadi modaka

Jirakadi Modak

Jeevnathyathi Grutham


Ashwagandha Thailam

Baladhatryadi Thailam

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