The Grape Vine. Nat. Ord. Vitaceae. Linn. Syst. Pentandria Monogynia. Cultivated in most parts of the world.

Med. Prop. and Action. The dried fruit, commonly called Raisins (UvAe), enter into the composition of several demulcent and diaphoretic formulAe. From the fresh fruit (grapes) is expressed a juice which under the process of fermentation yields Wine, Alcohol, and Acetic Acid. The lees of the Wine yield large quantities of the impure Bitartrate of Potash (Cream of Tartar). Fresh grapes are a useful and agreeable refrigerant in Fevers.