Health Picks

Health Picks

Red Vine Leaf


I think your varicose veins will love you for taking this herb. If you’ve ever heard about resveratrol from red wine, take notice of its first cousin: red vine leaf. Another of grape’s great gifts can be found in the leaves of the red grape plant. Red vine leaf extract provides anthocyanins and other protective polyphenols. It has been clinically proven to relieve the pain and swelling associated with varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), problems due to poor circulation.

In one study, red vine leaf extract was found to be just as effective as compression stockings and other conventional methods of treatment. By the end of the study, red vine leaf extract reduced CVI symptoms, including lower leg volume and circumference of the leg due to swelling.  Red vine leaf extract is also an excellent companion to butcher’s broom for CVI and circulatory health in general.

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