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:
- 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 of gauze.
- Use the poultice over the whole abdomen from the stomach to the caecum.
- Leave the poultice on until it is dry and warm.
Cayce Quotes on Grape Therapy
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. (5057-1)
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 teaspoonfuls 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. (313-16)
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