Grape leaves in cooking and folk medicine
Perhaps there is not a single part of the vine that does not benefit. In this regard, it is interesting to use grape leaves. Everyone knows that they are widely used in cooking for making dolma. But do you know that you can successfully prevent the deposition of Tartar and the development of periodontal disease if you chew just one young leaf of grapes every day? Only without fanaticism, since the acids contained in the leaves can adversely affect the enamel of the teeth. But this is easily avoided if you simply rinse your mouth with water or a solution of soda.
Grape leaves also have a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, so they can be recommended for the treatment of joint diseases, heart diseases, breast cancer and other cancers.
For those who want to lose weight, grape leaves are a real treasure, because they contain a large amount of fiber. Accumulating in the intestine, fiber creates a feeling of satiety, helps to strengthen the intestinal peristalsis and, as a result, cleanse the body.
Restrictions apply only to people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastric ulcer, gastritis with high acidity. It is not recommended to get carried away with canned leaves because of the high content of sodium and acids in them for pregnant and nursing mothers,as well as people suffering from diabetes.
But tea from dried grape leaves can be taken for everyone’s pleasure. You can prepare your own grape brew in the season. to do this, put the leaves in squares and dry them at a temperature of +65 degrees in the oven. Just 1 teaspoon of dried leaves per Cup of boiling water, infuse for 15 minutes and you can enjoy a healing vitamin drink. And the leaves used for welding, applied as a lotion to the bruised place, resolve hematomas.
I would also like to mention the tendrils of grapes. Who among us in childhood did not try these tenacious modified shoots, sour in taste?
Infusions and decoctions of tendrils can be drunk as tea — and the taste is refreshing, sour, and even removes sand and stones from the kidneys. And since a good hostess is doing everything, you can rinse your hair with a decoction of mustaches after washing to give it a Shine and silkiness.
Young sprigs of grapes can also be used to prepare infusions and decoctions after grinding. Drink this decoction for gout, urolithiasis.
Life-giving juice of the vine
What do you know about grape juice? …The vine awakens in early April. Unknown life force drives the grape juice to the kidneys, and if you break or carefully cut the young vine, you can collect the healing juice in a jar. It flows very quickly, and it is easy to collect up to 3 liters of juice, but do not be greedy: in order not to lead the grape Bush to exhaustion, you can cut no more than two branches a day. And in order for the juice to bring maximum benefit, it should be collected strictly before lunch.
This juice is widely used for various diseases. Drink this product on an empty stomach for erosive gastritis and stomach ulcers; it is recommended not to exceed a single dose per reception — no more than 1-2 teaspoons. The juice heals wounds and restores the acid balance in the stomach. But do not use it for people with high acidity or patients suffering from flatulence (gas formation).
Of particular interest is the treatment of cataracts with fresh juice. It is buried in two or three drops in each eye. After that, you need to perform a light massage around the eyes in a circular motion. This should be done every two hours for about 10 days. While the course of treatment lasts, it is advisable to abandon meat products. As a result, reduced lacrimation, pain in the eyes and improved vision.
Also, juice is rubbed on the face to get rid of freckles, and mixing it with olive oil, make nourishing and softening masks for dry and weakened hair. Do not forget, if you are allergic to grapes, this juice can not be used. It is contraindicated for young children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Vine ash for joint treatment
Even the ash from the vine has healing properties. In the autumn, when growers cut bushes for wintering, it is necessary to prepare ash for the treatment of diseased joints. The vine is burned, the ash is collected, and sifted through a sieve. You can store it in a tightly sealed container. If necessary, prepare a homogeneous mixture of 2 tablespoons of ash and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. The resulting ointment is carefully applied to the cotton fabric, applied to the affected area, wrapped up and left for the night, for 6-8 hours. The course of treatment is 10 applications.
Who should not use grapes
It is not superfluous to remind that treatment with any parts of the vine is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance to grapes. Treatment with grapes is also strictly limited for obesity, diabetes, hypertension,cirrhosis of the liver and gastric ulcer, erosive gastritis, exacerbations of urolithiasis and cholelithiasis. It is not recommended to eat berries for caries, stomatitis and gingivitis.
Ampelotherapy is not combined with simultaneous intake of fatty foods, dairy products, carbonated mineral water – this combination can lead to delayed fermentation processes and digestive problems. And in the evening, when the process of insulin production is reduced, it will be difficult for the body to absorb such a large amount of glucose. It is undesirable to take large amounts of grapes for people with heart diseases.
Of course, the useful properties of grapes are much more than harmful. The main thing is to listen to your body, follow all the proportions and dosages, the rules of admission, remember the recommendations, do not forget about the contraindications of ampelotherapy, and do not neglect warnings about possible harm to the body.
I hope that now that you know how useful grapes are, they will have more followers. Be sure to select a place in the garden for these healing and very tasty berries of different colors-white, dark blue, red, green, yellow, pink.