Grape Vine Herb Cut


Botanical NameVitis vinifera

Common Name:

  • English:  Wine Grape, European grape, Dry Grapes, Raisins
  • Ayurvedic: Draakshaa, Go-stani, Mrdvikaa, Dehydrated fruit Daakh, Munnakaa, Kishmish.
  • Unani: Angoor, Dehydrated fruit Daakh, Maweez, Zabeeb, Munaqqaa, Kishmish
  • Also, known as: P’u-t’ao, Draksha, Weinrebe, Vigne, Enredadera, Vite, Angura, Munteri, Mardvika, Gostani, Dakh, Munaqqa, Maneka, Drakh, Darakh, Munkka, Munthringya, Drakya, Munaca, Drakshai, Kottai Drakshai, Draksha Kottai, Drakshai, Munaqqa

Origin: Albania

Harvested: Cultivated

Parts Used: Leaves & Stems                                                                

General Information:

Grape seed is an internal seed of fruits itself. The plant has climber large leaves. The vine grows to about 25 to 30 feet and it has green flowers that develop into sweet green or purple-red fruits. Grapes is cultivated in most of the part of the world now a day. There are many types of grapes, but in Indian Ayurveda, big black grapes with seeds are mainly used as remedy. However, the dried fruits, known in commercial trade as 'Raisins', are mostly imported from the Middle East and Southern European countries as they are very popular across world market.

Black grape is considered a nutritive, energizer, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, laxative, and bronchodilator. It is an important ingredient of most fermented Ayurvedic preparations. Grapeseed oil is produced from the residue of grapes that were pressed for wine. The oil is widely used in creams, massage oils, and on people who are allergic to other oils.

How to use:

Hot Infusion:

The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!


  • You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
  • You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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