Angur /Grapes (Vitis Vinifera)

Grapes are a type of fruit that grows in clusters of 15 to 300 on deciduous woody vines. Vine growth can last for many years and can exceed 30 meters in length with the right care and maintenance. Green, long grape leaves with 5-7 lobes are alternately placed on a woody stem. Grapes grow in clusters of flowers and fruits. Fruit berry has a 6mm diameter, is essentially spherical, has seeds inside of pulpy juice, and turns dark purple or green as it ripens.

General information

Grapes of all kinds are referred to as angoor in Hindi. It is one of all-time's most delicious fruits. This fruit also exists in a dried form known as munakka, which has a distinctive flavor and more potent health effects. We are all generally familiar with the two grape kinds known as green and black. Both of these types, which have a somewhat different flavor, are quite tasty and are used to flavor a variety of pastries and other sweet gourmet items.

Grapes are a non-climacteric fruit that can be consumed raw and used to make a variety of dishes, including wine, jam, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, and vinegar. It is rich in vitamin A and contains calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. All grapes contain glucose and fructose, though the amount varies depending on the variety. Numerous pests, including black rot, aphids, Japanese beetles, and powdery mildews, are to blame for the destruction of its cultivation.

Special note about Grapes

Because of their sweetness and weight, grapes are excellent for balancing the body's vata and pitta energies. It has purgative effects and acts as a natural weariness and tiredness reducer. A glass of grape juice or a few fresh globules of this delectable fruit will do wonders for your spirits and disposition. Additionally, it benefits the throat and could enhance voice quality.


Southeast Asia is home to 60 different species of Vitis vinifera, which is also grown in central Europe, the Mediterranean, and southwestern Asia. With the exception of Antarctica, it is grown on every continent. For commercial purposes, this fruit is grown in North America.


  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Order – Vitales
  • Family – Vitaceae


  • Hindi name – Angoor, Dakh, Munakka
  • Latin name – Vitis vinifera
  • English name – Grapes
  • Sanskrit name –  Priyala, Tapasapriya, Charuphala, Mridvika, Swaduphala, Madhurasa, Gostani, Madhuyoni, Guda, Vrashya, Krishna, Kashmeerika, Karamardika etc.
  • Telugu name – Draksa
  • Gujarati Name – Darakhi.
  • Kannada name – Drakshi, Ona Drakshi.
  • Marathi name – Drakse.
  • Malayalam name – Muntiri, Muntrippalam
  • Spanish Name – Uvas

    Practical Uses 

    • According to many Ayurvedic literature, grapes are very nourishing for the body and have "Santarpana" and "Shramahara" characteristics.
    • In most situations, it is a fruit that is inherently good for the body, although it is best to stay away from unripe and overripe fruits.
    • You can soak dried grapes in water overnight and consume them the next morning empty-handed. They assist the body reenergize and are an excellent stress reliever.
    • Young children and students can benefit from these dry grapes as well because they are excellent plant rejuvenators.
    • Additionally, grapes are excellent for the eyes. Grapes contain powerful anti-oxidants such as Resveratrol, flavonoids, tannins, and phenols.
    • Wines are always made from grapes, and the phenol Resveratrol, which provides wine its great health advantages, is present in large amounts.
    • One of the best natural sources of antioxidants is grapes. They keep the blood healthy and pure and aid in cases of anemia.
    • They also benefit the liver and strengthen the immune system as a whole, producing outstanding outcomes.
    • Dry grapes can be particularly helpful for persons experiencing the negative effects of alcoholism because they aid in overcoming hangovers and improve general well-being.
    • Additionally helpful for gastritis, grapes. Amazingly, they can regulate stomach acid secretions, enhance appetite, and aid digestion. In this situation, dried grapes or raisins should be chosen.
    • Ripe grapes are beneficial for the heart as well as the body, reducing pitta energy and calming its negative effects.
    • In Ayurveda, dried grapes are preferred to fresh grapes because they provide superior health benefits. It seems sense that raisins are better for the body. Additionally, grapes are incredibly rich sources of vitamin E. These days, a number of lotions and cosmetics contain grape extract and make the claim that the vitamin E concentration would improve the vitality of your skin. However, it is best to investigate the natural sources.
    • There are many different types of grapes, including fresh grapes, raisins, and munakka (another name for dry raisins), all of which have a wonderful flavor and similar qualities.

    Part used

    •  Grapes Seeds
    •  Grapes Fruit
    •  Grapes Raisins


    Fruits - Depending on taste.

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