Grapes along with their leaves and sap have been traditional treatments in Europe for thousands of years. Grape seed extract is derived from the ground up seeds of seeds of red wine grapes. Although fairly new to the United States Grape seed extract is used to treat a number of diseases. There’s strong evidence that Grape seed extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions. Grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation ( chronic venous inefficiency ) and high cholesterol. Grape seed extract also help swelling caused by injuries and helps with eye disease related to diabetes.
Many people are interested in Grape seed extract because it contains anti-oxidants. These are substances that protect cells from damages and may help prevent many diseases. However; its still too early to say whether the antioxidant properties of Grape seed extract really benefit people. Researchers are studying Grape seed extract to see if it might lower the risks of some cancers. For now the evidence is not clear.