The vine is a plant best known of the planet. When left to grow without intervention of human hands, form a thick strain with a very stout trunk which they leave the branches and the branches, these branches, supported by a long corner, are large leaves, cordate at the base and divided into five segments more or less deep. A vine is supposed to be native to the Caucasian side, but in Mediterranean countries have found ancient traces of wild vine. In Spain, breeding in Mediterranean climate areas, forming extensive vineyards in the plains and hillsides of almost the entire country.
It blooms from April in the south, but by the countless varieties that exist, the flowering season varies considerably. Regarding the collection is sometimes done in late summer or early fall. The collection process of the grape-harvest-is all a party in many towns; the stubbornness of this work requires specialized personnel. For medicinal use also are the branches (the leaves). , Catch in the fall after harvest.
The composition of the grapes is very complex. Depending on the variety of procedures and their state of maturation, contain highly variable amounts of glucose and other sugars. They also have various acids, dyestuffs and flavonoids. The seeds, meanwhile, have a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. The vid is mainly used for wine making, which in addition to giving the palate is an excellent tonic when consumed in moderation, and is a food that saves the use of other reserves, particularly in those persons who are hard tasks. The only problem that can be attributed to wine is precisely like that too, putting in danger if consumed in excess, the person's health.
In addition to wine also used the sap of spring, that which flows from the cut branches. Used as a folk remedy against skin blemishes, and especially in inflamed eyes. The branches have an astringent effect have high concentrations of tannins and the vine has antidiarrheal properties and combat nosebleeds. Also, the seed oil helps lower the level of blood fats.
Infusion. It is prepared from the leaves. A teaspoon is added to a cup of boiling water. It should take 3 cups daily.
Fluid extract. It is recommended to take 2 tablespoons of coffee per day.
Leaf. The blade, taking it apart in infusion to treat constipation, if reduced to fine powder can be used as the angler to cut nosebleeds.
Seed oil. It can take several tablespoons a day in place of butter or other oils.
PART USED: Leaves, fruit and seed
CATALAN: Vinya, cep
BASQUE: Maats, mastí
Fort Antihemorroidal, Moderate Antivaricose, Restorative Leve.
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