Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
Grapes also known as Draksha in Ayurveda, is a famous fruit that offers a variety of health and medicinal benefits. It can be consumed as a fresh fruit, dried and in juice form. Grapes and Grape seeds are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C and E, that have strong antioxidant activity making it beneficial in revitalizing the skin.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Laxative: Draksha being rich in sugar, organic acid and cellulose prevents constipation and improve healthy digestive tract.
Promote gut health: Polyphenols derived from grape modulate gut microbiota and contribute to beneficial microbial ecology that can enhance gut health health.
Nutritive: Draksha are good source of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, carotenes, B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamine that are necessary for tissue health.
Antioxidants: Catechins, a type of anti-oxidants in grapes reduces cellular damage by protecting cell membranes from free oxidative radicals.