Ampelotherapy – a method of treatment with grapes. It is based on the impact of berries and their derivatives (wine and grape juice) on human health.
Grapes are saturated with glucose, which is almost completely absorbed by the body and enters the bloodstream, improving its formula. Grape juice is similar to mineral alkaline waters, but it contains much more iron and potassium salts, which has a beneficial effect on blood circulation.
Ampelotherapy is incredibly useful with diseases of the respiratory tract (asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis), anemia, heart disease. Grapes improve the blood formula, strengthen the nerves and increase immune defenses.
Wine grapes contain many organic acids necessary for the human body, salts of calcium, potassium, sodium, aluminum, vitamins groups B, C, pectin, provitamin A (carotene), as well as phytoncides and enzymes.
Grapes contain 2.5 times more iron than apples. It contains biotin, useful for skin, nails and hair, and the juice is rich in polyphenols and anthocyanins, known for their antioxidant properties.
Grapes of dark varieties contain a lot of disinfectant and anti-inflammatory tannins (you can gargle with freshly squeezed juice for sore throats).
The use of grapes for medicinal purposes normalizes blood pressure and improves heart function, swelling goes away, appetite improves, sleep improves. Juicy and tasty Chasselas grapes can be useful for disorders associated with fat metabolism. In chronic bronchitis, it is more expedient to use the aromatic varieties “Muscat” and “Isabella” for diet therapy.
Grapes as a cure
Grapes are able to significantly alleviate cough, promote sputum discharge, and have an expectorant effect. The use of grapes helps to resist various infections, it is an excellent tonic and tonic.
Grapes as a medicine are recommended to be consumed 2-3 times a day for half an hour before meals. Treatment begins with small doses (300 grams per day) and is gradually increased to 3 kg.
Ampelotherapy has its own contraindications: it cannot be used for hypertension, obesity, stomach ulcers, diabetesdiseases of the liver and kidneys.
Oenotherapy is a treatment with grape wines. Compared to other alcoholic beverages, with its low calorie content, wine is saturated with valuable vitamins, minerals, compounds, and phytoncides. It has been proven that when drinking red wine in a volume of 100-150 ml, cholesterol is reduced and the likelihood of blood clots is significantly reduced.
Wine contains phytoestrogens – plant analogues of the female sex hormone, which play an important role in maintaining our beauty and youth. With the help of wine, you can:
- solve problems with excess weight,
- relieve stress,
- improve skin condition.
At resorts practicing eno- and ampelotherapy, in addition to traditional treatment regimens, they offer wraps with a mixture of wine and honey, therapeutic baths with red wine and even an “intoxicating” massage.