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Wine and related products have already been in the antiquity in different forms internally and externally as one health promoting agent and used against diseases. Wealthy women used Grapeseed oil to keep your skin soft and supple. Already the Greek doctor Hippocrates (460-377 BC) recommended wine as a remedy for various ailments and pointed out the health aspects of the wine consumption out. Many others followed him like the mystics Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who praised the cleansing effects of wine on blood, juices and blood vessels with many recipes.

The chemist Dr. Friedrich Hoffmann (1660-1742) from the Saale city of Halle was one of the most famous doctors of his time. He not only invented the “Hoffmann's drops” (3 parts alcohol, 1 part ether) named after him, but also developed a special wine cure. He wrote: "But what do we have among all Arzneyen better and more natural auxiliary means to refresh and increase the movement of the blood - than the wine - especially the Rhine wine?" In France was in Bordeaux the world's first wine spa hotel opened and a so-called vinotherapy was developed in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux.

Today, many spa facilities and wellness hotels offer services to promote well-being, beauty and health. The range includes various therapies with regard to cardiovascular diseases and the positive effects of wine with regard to the immune system, fat metabolism, defense against infections, blood formation, memory, osteoporosis and psyche as well as targeted weight loss and detoxification. External use is in the form of baths, grape seed oil massages, peels or pomace packs, With older or very dry skin, the treatment has a regenerating and preventive effect against skin aging and cell damage. This is through the enjoyment of grape products like grape juice, Pastries made from grape seed flour, salad with grape seed oil dressing and tea from dried grapes and wine enjoyment added. The positive effect of the resveratrol as an antioxidant (radical scavenger).

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