Vine sap

Vine sap is a true natural elixir of goodness,

 which acts as a particularly effective cure

 for the natural treatment of many diseases


In Romanian folk tradition, the sap of the vine (Vitis vinifera L.) is known as a true "living water", which is known to have multiple healing properties.

Vine sap is collected in the spring, when the vines start to bud, for example during annual vine maintenance, when the annual spring pruning is carried out. The vines are pruned using special scissors. It is done perpendicular to the length of the wood to be removed so that the cut surface is as small as possible, allowing the plant to heal naturally and not be affected by the cutting.

After the branches have been cut and removed, the vine gradually heals the ends of the cut branches with the help of a resin that looks like a clear, viscous liquid that drips off drop by drop. This is the sap of the vine, which is a genuine natural elixir with multiple healing effects. Immediately after cutting, a clean bottle can be attached to the cut end with a string and gradually filled with the liquid that naturally drips from the cut end.

The fresh liquid thus obtained is stored in clean, dark, hermetically sealed bottles. Keep refrigerated to prevent spoilage. The sap of the vine must be used ina maximum of two weeks after collection.

The liquid that seeps out of the vine stems in spring after pruning is a valuable ancient natural remedy. Since ancient times, thousands of years ago, vine sap has been used by humans for healing and especially to protect eye health. This ancient custom has now been revived as part of unconventional medicine and has become a common healing practice, on whichhave conducted consistent scientific studies. The beneficial effects of this precious natural essence are well known in non-conventional medicine and are due to the valuable substances in the composition of vine sap. Vine sap contains primarily natural substances with powerful antioxidant properties. The most important of these is viniferin, a natural antioxidant substance that is 62 times stronger than vitamin C. Viniferin acts against cell oxidation. Cell oxidation leads to wrinkles, skin blemishes and a decrease in skin elasticity and radiance. Viniferine in vine sap creates an effective protective barrier against the estimated 10,000 daily attacks of free radicals on every DNA molecule in our cells, thus having a powerful regenerative effect on the human body.

In unconventional medicine, vine sap is valued as an effective natural remedy with anti-haemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary (healing) and depurative properties. Here are some of the most widespread uses of fresh vine sap for human health.

Grapevine sap helps fight blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by a bacterial or viral infection) and stye, which is a localised purulent inflammation of the eyelid sebaceous glands located on the eyelids. Due to its remarkable anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, vine sap, when applied as a compress to the eyelids, is useful in treating persistent styes. Freshly harvested vine sap is rubbed on the eyelids or applied to closed eyes, then left to work for 15 minutes. Inflammation of the eyelids can thus be treated by means of compresses and daily washing of the eyes and skin with vine sap, which must be kept refrigerated for 2 weeks every morning.

Vine sap also has an important renal lithotriptic action, naturally dissolving kidney stones. Taken internally, vine sap helps to improve the natural process of gradual reduction of solid formations in the kidneys, thusso-called "kidney stones". This is done by taking 1 tablespoon of sap (about 10 ml) in the morning on an empty stomach. To stimulate diuresis, the comfortable elimination of urine, the natural remedy from vine sap is taken together with a 100-200 ml fresh spring water. This is done as an integrated cure for a week, during which time the indicated amount of vine sap is taken daily with the spring water.

Due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, vine sap also helps to treat acne. The antiseptic effect of vine sap increases the skin's resistance to infection. Applied daily in the form of compresses, vine sap helps to improve the general condition of the skin. To do this, it is recommended to wash the skin daily with vine sap, allowing it to dry naturally and then, after about half an hour, washing the skin with water. The procedure is carried out daily for two weeks.

On the hepato-bile, vine sap also has a profoundly beneficial effect as it stimulates biliary activity through its choleretic (stimulating bile secretion) and cholagogue (facilitating the evacuation of the gallbladder) actions. Internal administration of vine sap is useful in cases of cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) and biliary dyskinesia (disturbance of gallbladder motility). In such cases, it is recommended to take one tablespoon of vine sap (about 10 ml) half an hour before a meal. Then, after swallowing, lie down on your right side and remain in this position for 10 to 15 minutes.15 minutes. Repeat the process for 5 days at a time, using freshly collected vine sap that has been stored in the refrigerator.

Vine sap also has an important immunostimulant effect, which considerably strengthens the activity of the immune system. Grapevine sap helps to strengthen the immune system precisely because of the presence of viniferin, which is a powerful antioxidant. To benefit from the immunostimulant effect, vine sap is consumed fresh, in quantities of 15 to 60 ml per day (one and a half to 6 tablespoons per day). It is recommended to take vine sap daily for 7 days, every morning. The administration should be taken hourly, one teaspoonful of sap swallowed on an empty stomach, throughout the morning, preferably between 8:00 and 11:00, with a total of four administrations of one and a half tablespoons of vine sap, averaging 15 ml per administration. The first meal of the day should be taken after 12 noon.