"Grapes on vines, ripened in clusters under the mountain …"
But this is not only a delicious delicacy, but also a medicinal plant.
The most ancient garden culture - grapes - grows on the mountain slope. Its bunches of berries, which have absorbed the warmth of the sun and the gentle breath of the breeze, remain the most delicious delicacy. The homeland of grapes is Central Asia and the Caucasus. It is grown as a perennial woody climbing liana, but in specialized horticultural associations, grapes are formed up to one meter high. Grapes are not only a tasty, aromatic berry. Since ancient times, it has been revealed that grapes are a medicinal crop, that grapes contain more than 150 biologically active substances.
Grapes are commonly eaten fresh and processed. Juices and compotes, preserves and marinades, raisins and jellies, syrup and wine are very popular. Vinegar and tartaric acid are even made from the waste of viticulture. And national cabbage rolls are prepared from young grape leaves.
For medicinal purposes, the whole plant is considered valuable. In folk medicine, juice from unripe grapes or from sour varieties was used to raise the appetite. People with anemia were prescribed more ripe grapes, especially black varieties. Also in the diet for weakened, emaciated patients or undergoing surgery, black grapes were recommended. Kishmish from black varieties helps in the treatment of patients with neoplasms. In the treatment of joints, grape vinegar helps, using it 1-2 teaspoons per day before meals.
Young leaves help fight suppurations and boils. We simply apply the sheet to the sore spot and the pain gradually subsides and heals the damage. Young leaves and stems are of great importance in the treatment of hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Tea is brewed from 4 teaspoons of leaves and 0.5 liters of boiling water and boiled for 10-15 minutes over low heat. The infusion is consumed 3-4 times a day for half a glass.
In ancient medicine, ripe grapes and raisins were recommended for pain in the intestines. The beneficial properties of raisins as a diuretic were taken into account in the treatment of the kidneys and bladder. The prepared drink of grapes squeezed from the vine or from wild grapes is useful for dysentery and stops hemoptysis. The "tears" of the vine were considered a miracle cure for stone disease. In ancient times, the vine saved even from the bites of a viper; the ashes of a burnt vine were applied to the bite.
In modern medicine, grapes are prescribed for patients with anemia, heart disease, diseases of the kidneys, liver, lungs, gout, as well as after illnesses. Grape seed oil is considered a "youth hormone". Grapes are a powerful oxidant. Grapes are a healer, donated by nature itself.