Cayce Health Database
Grape therapy was sometimes recommended
by Edgar Cayce for abdominal discomfort associated with illnesses
such as functional and inflammatory bowel disease. In such cases,
the Cayce often recommended Concord variety grapes be eaten, drank
(as juice) and used in abdominal poultices. He insisted that
the grapes contain the seed as the action of the tartaric acid in
the seed is desirable.
The regimen for grape therapy varies depending upon
the condition of the individual. Including quantities grapes and
grape juice in the diet is encouraged. The grape poultice should
be used at least once each week. For acute conditions, the grape
poultice may be used almost continuously until relief is achieved.
The key points for making the grape poultice are:
CAYCE QUOTES ON GRAPE THERAPY
- Use Concord variety grapes with seeds.
- Crush the grapes and use the hull and pulp.
- Place about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of grape hull and pulp between layers
- Use the poultice over the whole abdomen from the stomach to the
- Leave the poultice on until it is dry and warm.
As we would find, first there would be the application
of crushed grapes over the abdomen. Preferably these would be the
Concord variety. None are available at present except the preserved
or California grapes. Hence the next best would be those of the
purple variety. Crush them, place on gauze and apply on the abdomen.
Let remain, then, until apparently these have almost dried on the body.
This would require an hour and a half to three hours. (5280-1)
Do apply over the whole abdomen, at least once
a week, crushed grapes. These should be used with the hull and the
seed. The pack should be at least one inch thick and let this
remain on until it has almost dried out from the body heat, which
would require four to four and one-half hours. Make this pack sufficiently
large to cover the whole abdomen. Put the grapes on gauze.
Over the abdomen we would apply poultices of crushed
grapes; preferably the Concord variety. Break the hulls and apply
about an inch thick - at least half an inch thick - on gauze; so that
it would cover the whole of the abdomen. This would be changed about
every three or four hours, and kept up until there is a great deal of
change in the body.
Also we find that small quantities of fresh grape
juice sipped as a part of the diet would be well; not the same grapes
as used for the poultice, of course, but the same character of grapes.
Two or three teaspoonsful of this juice from the fresh grapes may be taken
at this time. (2367-1)
And we would use the heavy Grape Poultice over
the abdominal and caecum area, especially. Crush the raw fresh grapes
(preferably Concord), leave in hull, and apply direct to the body, between
thin gauze, about an inch thick. These would be constantly changed
as they become so warm from the body heat as to be uncomfortable, or about
every hour or hour and a half. Keep these up continuously until
the condition is relieved.
Also as the principal diet, for at least a few days,
we would use the Grape Juice and grapes. (1984-1)
The acute conditions arise from old disturbances,
or the inability for the flow of lymph through the colon and jejunum.
To prevent congestion and inflammatory conditions,
apply at least an inch thickness of the Grape Poultice over the abdominal
area. Keep this up for at least three to four hours, changing as
fast as the Poultice becomes hot, see?
Then give a high enema. (340-41)
To reduce the temperature, as well as the inflammation
through the abdomen and colon specific, we would use Grape Poultices;
preferably Concord Grapes. Crush same and put between gauze, at
least half an inch thick, with a heavier cloth on top, and apply directly
to the abdominal area. Make the Pack sufficiently large to cover
the whole area of the colon and abdomen, you see. Let it remain
until warm from the body heat, or as hot as the body, see? then
change and put on a fresh Pack. It should not be necessary,
in this particular case, for more than two such Poultices.
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health