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Resveratrol is a natural polyphenolic compound that is mainly found in the skin of grapes. It is most commonly known for preventing platelet aggregation and for its antioxidant properties.[1]

Food Sources

Sources of resveratrol include grapes and red wine. It can also be found in spermatophytes of which vines, peanuts, and pines are the main representatives.[2]


The primary uses of resveratrol include:

Article Resveratrol: A role in breast cancer treatment?, IHP, June/July 2009
  • Cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Resveratrol has been found to have anticancer properties in its ability to suppress proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells. These include lymphoid and myeloid cancers; multiple myeloma; cancers of the breast, prostate, stomach, colon, pancreas, and thyroid; melanoma; head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; ovarian carcinoma; and cervical carcinoma.[3]

Prescribing Considerations

The recommended dosages have not yet been established. To determine what your specific requirements are talk to your naturopathic doctor or other trained medical professional.


Resveratrol is generally considered safe.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kopp, P (1998)Resveratrol, a phytoestrogen found in red wine. A possible explanation for the conundrum of the french paradox? European Journal of Endocrinology;138:619-620.
  2. Soleas, GJ, Diamandis EP, Goldberg DM (1997)Resveratrol: a molecule whose time has come? And gone? Clinical Biochemistry;30(2):91-113.
  3. Aggarwal BB, Bhardwaj A, Aggarwal RS, Seeram NP, Shishodia S, Takada Y (2004)Role of resveratrol in prevention and therapy of cancer: Preclinical and clinical studies, Anticancer Research;24(5A):2783-2840.