Red vine mother tincture: preparation, properties, benefits and use

The mother tincture of red vine is known for its vaso-protective action, useful in disorders of the circulatory system. Let’s find out better. 

Properties of red vine mother tincture

The leaves of Vitis vinifera contain polyphenols in particular bioflavonoids (rutin, quercetin, isoquercetin, campferol, luteolin), anthocyanin and leukoanthocyanic tannins, organic acidsmineral salts. These active ingredients carry out an intense activity aimed at the circulatory system, where they positively influence the vascular permeability, preventing edema and swelling, and on which they perform an antioxidant, anti- inflammatoryvasotonic, astringent and vasoprotective action.

The mother tincture of red vine is therefore indicated in all forms of circulatory disorders such as venous insufficiency, blood stasis and heaviness in the lower limbs, varicose veins, fragile blood vessels, circulatory disorders of menopause, phlebitis, capillary fragility, couperose, hemorrhoids, cellulite, retention water.

Description of the plant

The red vine is native to southern Europe and western Asia, currently it is present in all continents except Antarctica. It is grown in warm temperate regions around the world for fruit and wine production. Irregular climbing shrub, with sparse branching but very developed in length, even several meters.

The stem is twisted and irregular. The young branches, often hairy, have a cirrus on the opposite side of the leaf that allows the plant to attach itself to the supports. The deciduous lobed leaves, with an irregularly toothed margin, at the end of their life cycle, lose their normal green color, acquiring the typical red color, before detaching and falling.

The flowers are gathered in panicle inflorescences, first erect, then pendulous. The fruit is a berry called acino, typically gathered in clusters, known as grape. The color of the ripe berry varies, according to the grape variety, from green to yellow, from pink to purplish-red, from black or to bluish-black, but the intensity and tonality of the color may also vary depending on the environmental conditions, in especially the lighting.

How to prepare the mother tincture of red vine

The “drug” (part used) corresponds to the leaves harvested in autumn, when they take on the typical red color. The mother tincture of red vine is prepared with a drug: solvent weight ratio of 1:10 and an alcohol content of 45% vol. 


The mother tinctures have no contraindications other than those of the plant itself, diluted in a little water they can be administered to everyone, the alcohol contained in them is thus diluted, so it is harmless.

Internal use:
 40 drops in a little water three times a day between meals.

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