Draksha (Vitis vinifera)


Drakshais well known for its sweet fruits. It is commonly knownas Grapes and is cultivated through out India. Draksha have sweet taste like that of nectar and is also known as Madhurasa. Vinifera indicates that it is used for making wine. Draksha have many therapeutic properties. 

Dr.Gupta’s instituteof Applied Food Allergy have been studying on readily available herbs for the purpose of alleviating allergic condition. Our experts studied on Draksha and proven the Laxative , Cooling, Digestant, Haemostatic, Antiallergic and anti-inflammatory actions of the herb. Draksha can be used to treat diseases like Thirst, Cough, Fever, Skin allergic conditions, Itching, Diabetes, Worm infestations etc. The plant contains constituents like malicacids and catechins which are responsible for the anti-inflammatory actions of the plant. The heartwood extracts of the plant have antitumor activities. Our experts also proven that catechin rich extracts of Draksha can be helpful to cure adenocarcinoma conditions. 

Action of Draksha – Vitis viniferain Allergies

IAFA experts have successfully proven the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiallergic property of the plant Draksha. The plant contains phytoconstituents like sugar,gum, tannin, tartaric acid, citric acid, malic acid, potassium chloride, magnesia, alum etc and these phytoconstituents aids the antiallergic property of Draksha. The decoction prepared from the fruits of the plant can be used to treat skin allergic conditions. 

Vernacular Names

Sanskrit Name Draksha ,Gosthani, Rasala
Hindi Name Angur
English Name Grapes 
Malayalam Name Munthiri
Kannada Name Drakshi
Marathi Name Draksha 

Botanical Name

Vitis Vinifera



Morphology of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

  • Tendril climbing vine
  • Stem is weak
  • Leaves are simple alternately arranged 
  • Inflorescence is panicle
  • Fruits are globose 
  • Seeds are small thick testa

Ayurveda reference of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

Ayurveda reference of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

Geographical distribution of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

Seen all over India especially in NorthIndian states. 

Phytoconstituents of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

The plant contains phytoconstituents like sugar, gum, tannin, tartaric acid, citric acid, malic acid, potassium chloride, magnesia, alum etc

Parts used of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

  • Fruits

Dosage of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

  • Juice (rasa) -40-60 ml. 

Medicinal Properties of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

  • Kasa hara – relieves cough
  • Kushtaghna-Alleviates skin disorders 
  • Sophahara – relieves swelling 
  • Kandughna-relieves itching 
  • Ruchya – relieves anorexia   
  • Agnivardhaka- improves digestion 
  • Vrsya – aphrodisiac 
  • Balya – promote strength
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Home remedies of Draksha – Vitis vinifera

Ayurveda is atreatment system which is focused on lifestyle modifications along with medicines, in treating diseases. The treatment system adopted by Ayurveda is purely based on naturally available herbs. Draksha is one of the commonly growing plant and due to its high medicinal value it is used in treating many diseases like, 

  • In Thirst (Thrishna) – Juice of fruits are collected and squeezed well. It will alleviate thirst. 
  • In Cough(Kasa)- 50 Draksha, 30 Pippali and sugar mixed with honey or milk and taken internally. 
  • In Fever (jwara) –Juice prepared from Draksha and Gooseberry is taken internally. 
  • In Sprue(Grahani)- Fermented juice of Draksha, Ikshu and Dates is very useful in Sprue
  • In Anaemia (Pandu) – Juice of Grapes and Gooseberry taken internally at a dose of 20 ml
  • In Jaundice (kamala) –Juice of Grapes and Gooseberry taken internally 
  • In Diabetes (Prameha) –Fruitjuice prepared from Draksha and Gooseberry is taken at a dose of 60ml per day for a period of 7 days. 
  • In Inflammation (Sotha) –Intake of Decoction prepared from Draksha can relieve inflammation. 
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Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine which uses herbs that are commonly available in all areas. Dr.Gupta’s IAFA have been conducting research studies to find out different phytoconstituents of herbs and their action in body. Such knowledge acquired by our experts are used in preparation of medicines and providing better treatment . IAFA is the provider of safe and effective treatment for a wide range of diseases, mainly allergic diseases all based on Ayurveda. 

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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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