The culture of the vine is lost in Prehistory: plant very anciently known, it is said to originate from Asia Minor.

Egyptians and Greeks already cultivated it 1,500 years before Jesus Christ (J.-C.). Symbol of the cult of DIONYSOS, the Phocaeans introduced it in the W century BC in our regions. Religious orders develop it in warm and temperate regions.

It is a particular variety of vine plant, with toothed leaves and cluster flowers. Fruits and leaves reddened by anthocyanins are harvested in early fall.

Medicine has used medicinal wines a lot for their antiseptic qualities but also as a support for many remedies.

The pharmacopoeia fixes their wine content at 80%.

Red vine leaves are an old remedy in folk and traditional medicine. They are still used to improve blood circulation.

The tannins and anthocyanin pigments of the red vine leaf are at the origin of the vitamin P activity of hydroalcoholic extracts and as such improve resistance while reducing the permeability of blood capillaries.

Latin name: Vitis Vinifera

Family: Ampélidaceae

Vernacular names: Lambrusque, Vigne sauvage, Vigne vinifère

Origin: Europe

Part used: Sheet

Activities: Traditionally used:

- to reduce the feeling of heavy legs or the discomfort of hemorrhoids

- in the manifestations of the fragility of the small vessels of the skin

Contraindication: In cures of 20 days per month

Alternation: Petit Houx - Marron d'Inde