Vine leaves can be used for many purposes. Most importantly, they have many healing properties.
They are a source of vitamins C, E, A, K and B6, niacin, iron, fiber, riboflavin, folate, calcium, magnesium, copper and manganese.
Vine leaves can be used in diseases which cause chronic inflammation. This is the case with heart diseases, many types of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and diseases of the gastrointestinal system, such as Crohn’s disease.
In order to lessen the risk of such diseases, foods rich with anti-inflammatory agents are highly suggested.
Another application of vine leaves is in the case of chronic venous insufficiency. Based on a survey conducted in 2010 at the Department of Dermatology at the University of Freiburg, plant extracts from the vine has successfully decreased edema in patients with chronic venous insufficiency.
In addition to this, vine leaves can also be used in cases of diarrhea, heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding, ulcers and vaginal discharge.