Grapes are the fruit of the VinB, on the culture of which we shall treat under that head.

Grapes are excellent fruit, and well calculated for cleansing the humours, on account of their laxative properties, by promoting the natural evacuations, without debilitating the body. They are, however, remarkably flatulent, and ought to be avoided by those who are liable to eructations, and other complaints arising from bad diges-tion.—It is asserted, that the small stones of grapes, when swallowed together with the juice in large quantities, have occasioned the most painful and inveterate colics. Sour grapes ought never to be eaten, as they easily produce gripes, and even the dysentery.