The wine used in medicine since ancient times.
Its charitable properties, for example, demonstrates the use of alcohol as a means of anesthesia and disinfect drinking wine in order to prevent infectious diseases. The drink is also used in plant diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver and in ointments for sprains, rheumatism or minor wounds. Modern research has fully confirmed the tendency of ancient societies for the treatment of certain diseases wine. Extensive biochemical analysis and research on statistical samples yielded spectacular results as a result of which can be briefly summed up in one task: moderate drinking of wine grape brings health effects. Note, however, that the threshold dose of alcohol per day, which can be taken without harm to health is determined at the level of 60-70 g of pure alcohol for men and 30-40 g for women, as in the case of light wine (9-12%) is the equivalent of 3-5 lamps. For a reasonable limit health therefore considered to 2-3 glasses per day for women and 3-4 for men. The chemical composition of the wine and its quality depends mainly on the vine variety, soil substrate, the climatic conditions and the vintage. The therapeutic value of its shape, above all components and the manufacturing method. The most valuable in terms of health properties are wines from small vineyards, produced by natural methods, because the production, wine clarification and filtration techniques in depriving them of many bioactive components.
Good wine grape has a health-promoting activities in many aspects. The reason for this is the fact that a plurality of components (acids, sugars, esters, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, sugar, vitamins, nitrogenous compounds, polyphenols, amino acids and minerals), and the content in wine ethanol (9-14%). The main component of wine (70% of dessert wines and more than 90% in light dry wines) is water. Health benefits of wine is due largely polyphenols, which is natural antioxidants and micro- and makroelementom (magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc and manganese). Total content of polyphenols in white wines is approx. 250 mg / l, while the red wines from 1000 to 4000 mg / l. Polyphenols during wine aging pass in the stable form of molecular changes and their potential antioxidant. Thanks restrained by the aging process and the carcinogenic effect of excess water radicals. Also block the division of cancer cells, including the mouth, throat, esophagus and lungs.
Also proven relationship between the amount of alcohol drunk and the occurrence of stroke, myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases as well as disorders of logical thinking, memory, and learning. The risk of these diseases is even higher in abstainers than people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol. Compound most reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease is contained in the wine polyphenol component called resveratrol. Drinking wine also lowers bad cholesterol levels by inhibiting the oxidation of harmful LDL. Moreover, this wine has a positive effect on reducing blood clotting, expanding capillaries and coronary and significantly reduces plaque lipid deposition in the bloodstream. Mortality due to heart and vascular disease in people who drink wine probably decreases by half. Wine has also bacteriostatic and antiseptic effect, particularly with respect to Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Shigella and H. pylori. The presence of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in the gastric mucosa under the influence of the wine is reduced by up to 42%. The positive effects of wine on the digestive system is associated with increased secretion of digestive juices and enzymes, partial operation zasadotwórczym hematopoietic and improved absorption of vitamin B12. Drinking wine also reduces by 40% the risk of developing kidney stones, stimulates the pancreas, adrenal, thyroid and gonads. Moreover prevents senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The wine has a positive effect on the nervous system, acting relaxants, stimulating and thereby promoting our vitality, memory and concentration. A glass of wine before bed helps to fall asleep. Therefore, drink good wine grape! But remember here that the excess can damage!