Black currant leaves and berries have been traditionally used for many diseases and disorders and for general improvement of health. The plant can be used to treat inflammation, infections, night vision issues, neurological diseases, age-related processes and even cancer.
The amounts of vitamin C in the plant are amazing. The plant contains also other important components of great value including pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamin (vitamin B1), copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, flavonoids (betacarontene, zeaxantin, cryptoxannthin).
A wealth of nutrients found in this plant has been traditionally used for centuries by people living in Europe and Siberia.
The folk medicine praises the curative properties of black currant leaves, flowers, seed oil and berries. People use this plant parts to make medicine, herbal teas, juice, marmalade, jam and other products.
Vitamin C is known for its properties to fight infections and works like an antioxidant preventing the free radicals to influence on the whole body. This antioxidant can stop and reduce the effects of toxins, substances, pollutants which cause cancer, cell damage, heart disease, inflammation, ageing.
The complex of B vitamins found in black currant plant is essential for metabolism, proper work of the nervous system, skin, hair and tissues.
Minerals like manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus are vital for the body to function properly. They help normal tissue formation, organ and body system work.
The components in black currants called flavonoids protect against ageing processes, improve metabolism, lower the risks for different cancers, and prevent inflammation.
The healing properties of this plant were studied and scientists found the amazing results. The plant can be used to treat arthritis, gout, liver diseases, menopause issues, painful menstruation, and memory problems.
The effects of black currant leaves are anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. The leaves in the herbal teas are applied to treat bacterial and viral infections of the oral cavity, nasal infections, and upper respiratory diseases.
The herbal teas containing the leaves of black currant are helpful in preventing, controlling and treating various diseases.
For women the tea can be useful to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, painful menstruation, symptoms of menopause issues.
Dried leaves of black currant together with other herbs and plants can be brewed in teas to treat swelling, liver disease, diarrhea, gout, joint pain, rheumatism, arthritis.
The leaves can also promote urine flow, prevent the formation of the stones in bladder, and remove toxins.
The list of diseases and conditions for which the leaves can be applied includes:
• Arthritis;
• Gout;
• Hypertension;
• Alzheimer’s disease;
• Diarrhea;
• Liver problems;
• Weak immune system;
• Menstrual pain and premenstrual syndrome;
• Bladder stones;
• Fluid retention;
• Other uses.
The products containing black currant berries, leaves, flowers or seed oil can be used without consulting a doctor. It is recommended to consult a doctor if you have allergies to the herbs and plants. Others can safely use black currant.
The natural products with black currant are safe and very effective. The herbal teas from Siberia containing the leaves of black currant offer great natural power and healing features.

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