Grapes have traditionally been used medicinally. Grapes were utilised medicinally in ancient Greece. Recently, grape sap has been utilised to heal skin problems including scrapes.
Modern medicine uses grape seeds and red wine. Research suggests wine’s protecting components. Include resveratrol and tannins. Proanthocyanidin, a grape seed component, may also be protective.
Crushed grape seeds are used to make grape seed extract. Proanthocyanidin is found. This is a phenolic flavonoid from plants. It’s a tannin.
Proanthocyanidin protects blood vessels and heart. Collagen breakdown is stopped. This prevents heart attacks and strokes. It may be anti-oxidant. It may reduce cancer risk.