Grape Seed Extract

Latin name: Vitis vinifera

What is Grape Seed Extract?
The extract taken from grape seeds is very rich in antioxidants. The variety of antioxidants in grape seed extract, such as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC), is far more powerful than other common ones like vitamins C and A. As such, grape seed extract provide the body with many benefits.

What are the health benefits of Grape Seed Extract?
The benefits of grape seed extract include improved eye health for vision problems like floaters and possibly prevention and treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Topical application of this extract has been shown to speed healing of wounds with less scarring. Another antioxidant found in grape seed extract, resveratrol, may have the ability to protect from cancer.

More information about the healing powers of Grapes can be found in the Food section.

Where can I find Grape Seed Extract?

Grape seed extract can be found online through herb suppliers, at health food stores, and at the offices of Western herbalists.

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