Grape leaf is known as the guardian of the heart. Grape leaf is a low caloric – about 14 calories for every five leaves. For general health and wellbeing, grape leaf is a good source of nutrients, including vitamins C, E, A, K and B6, niacin, iron, vegetable fibers, riboflavin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper and manganese. Grape leaf is great for heart health because have no fats or cholesterol and contain a small amount of sodium and sugar.
Grape leaf contains anti-inflammatory properties. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, chronic inflammation is the root of many serious illnesses, such as heart disease, many cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Other diseases are the result of inflammation of arthritis and many gastrointestinal diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. While lifestyle and genetics contribute to chronic inflammation, maintain of a healthy diet and low with inflammatory foods is the best strategy for relief and reduction of long-term risks of disease, says Weil.
Grape leaf is used for centuries and is still used in the herbal industry, especially the leaves of red grapes. Other purposes of grape leaf include treatment of diarrhea, difficulty in menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding and wounds. Indians made tea from grape leaf to treat diarrhea, hepatitis and abdominal pain. Grape leaf is also used as a cure for chest pain, rheumatism, headaches and fever.