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Red Vine

Pagès uses Red Vine in several of its creations. Ideal for helping blood circulation, this plant also has a pleasant taste.

Red Vine, a plant most useful to humans, and has been for a very long time.


Red Vine has been known for a long time: there are records of the beginnings of its use for wine making more than 3,500 years ago. Object of a true cult on the part of the Greek peoples, this plant is also the emblem of their civilization, the Red Vine initially dispenses to Man its fruits with which he makes wine. Very quickly acclaimed by all peoples, this plant with round fruits was used in oenology and then in medicine. The antiseptic qualities of the plant were recognized by the Montpellier medical school in the Middle Ages. This school was once very famous for the preparation of medicinal wines, some of which are still in use. The proportion of wine used in medicinal wines is set by law at 80%.

The first use of Vine leaves in phytotherapy appeared much later, in the 17th century. In 1652, Nicholas Culpeper recommended its use as a mouthwash to whiten teeth. It is since the middle of the 20th century, thanks to the discovery of antioxidants contained in its fruits and seeds, that the consumption of Red Vine has further developed.



Name: Vitis vinifera
Family: Vitaceae
Species: Climbing plant

The Vine includes an infinite number of species. They are generally found in hot and temperate regions. The Vine is a climbing plant with toothed leaves and bunched flowers. Its fruits are picked in early autumn, in vermeilles or golden bunches. They are known as "grapes". In medicine, we use the Red Vine, a set of cultivars with black fruits and crimson pulp, whose foliage takes on a beautiful red hue in autumn.

Red Vine leaves are rich in anthocyanosides. They contain tannins, flavonoids and phenolic compounds. Its fruits are rich in sugars. They contain pectin, tartaric and malic acids and vitamins. Seeds are rich in a powerful antioxidant, resveratrol.



Red Vine can be used as a decoction. A dose of 50 grams per litre of boiling water makes it possible to make an infusion of Red Vine that is beneficial and pleasant to drink.

Another use of the famous Red Vine is the cure of grapes. It is practiced in a simplified way by taking 500 grams to 1 kilo of grapes every day, spread over three days, one hour before each meal, throughout the season. It is said that the most complete cure consists in absorbing a beautiful bunch of grapes, including skins and pips, one hour before each of the three meals.

Red Vine is also found as a lotion or balm. A natural way to fight heavy legs, this plant is found in many pharmaceutical products. There are also several cosmetic products composed of grape seeds in which certain trace elements are very present.



Red Vine leaves are known to be very astringent due to their tannins. They are therefore often used against chronic diarrhoea, bleeding, nose bleeds, alterations of the venous wall, etc. Their prolonged use is known to fight obesity and cellulite, especially in combination with Burdain. Red Vine leaves are also called anti-inflammatory.

Red Vine leaves are an old folk medicine remedy. Renowned against menopausal disorders, the leaves of the plant are believed to restore good blood circulation, fight uterine bleeding and prevent critical age-related accidents. In the same spirit, Red Vine is recommended to reduce the effect of heavy legs and prevent the appearance of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Red Vine leaves are also known to be fortifying.

They are also used for hair fragility problems such as bruising and petechiae (small red spots). Red Vine is also found in the treatment of headaches, its crushed leaves would indeed help to dissipate migraines and other nervous disorders.

The abundant and clear sap that flows from the Vine twigs when pruned in the spring was once used by doctors in skin disorders. It is still renowned today for its effectiveness in fighting various diseases such as ophthalmic disease. Also tonic and healing, Vine sap is indicated for congestive conjunctival and ocular disorders.

It is also found in some writings that the alcoholic extract of Vine, which was previously prepared in some regions, was considered diuretic and antispasmodic. He obviously did wonders on freckles, which at the time were considered unattractive.

The fruits of the Vine are not only used as desserts. They are known to be diuretic and laxative. The author Rabelais said of the grape that it was "celestial meat, good to eat, with fresh fouace". Very energetic by its sugars, grapes are among the most recommended fruits in dietetics. Grape cures are also recommended in case of constipation, obesity, skin or liver diseases, urinary tract problems, etc.


You may discover our organic products with Red Vine. The regional herbal infusion "Auvergne Rhône-Alpes" is composed of Red Vine, Blackberry and Blueberry. Very gourmet, it offers a tasty and slightly sweet recipe. The "Blood flow" herbal infusion is composed of Blackberry, Blueberry leaves and Red Vine leaves. The combination of these flavours gives it both sweet and tangy notes but also beneficial virtues to fight against heavy legs and help good blood circulation. The "Light Legs" herbal infusion contains Red Vine, Blueberry and Blackberry. It has a fruity and tasty taste. The presence of Red Vine is ideal to help achieve a feeling of light legs.