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Why do people take grape seed extract?

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Grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. It also can ease swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. Many people are interested in grape seed extract because it has antioxidants -- substances that protect cells from damage. Researchers are studying grape seed extract to see if it might lower the odds of some cancers or help with other conditions -- from PMS to skin damage to wound healing.

From: Grape Seed Extract WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES :

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Grape seed extract.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Herbs at a Glance: Grape seed extract.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Grape seed extract.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2019

SOURCES :

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Grape seed extract.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Herbs at a Glance: Grape seed extract.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Grape seed extract.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2019

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