Saturated fatty acids
Provitamin A Beta-carotene
Vitamin A equivalent
Vitamin B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B9 B12
Vitamin K K1 K2
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The Ribes nigrum, in addition to being a tasty and brilliant black berry, is the fruit of a plant with multiple anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing properties.
The blackcurrant is a medicinal plant that is ideal as an anti-inflammatory and antihistamine, it is a great natural remedy for the symptoms of allergies and common infections.
The benefits of this plant are in the leaves, fruits, stems and roots.
The plant is known and used by humans for thousands of years, its many active ingredients are still used by many laboratories (chemical synthesis) to effectively fight against many pathological symptoms.
The extract of this medicinal plant is used in the control of various allergic and inflammatory diseases including:
Respiratory tract infections, pharyngitis, laryngitis and acute bronchitis.
Used for conjunctivitis caused by allergic viruses .
Inflammation of the stomach of the intestine.
There are many products based on leaves, berries, buds or blackcurrant seeds on the market.
These various products are useful for fighting seasonal allergies, but also for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.
Rich in anthocyanins, vitamin C and other substances useful for the body, blackcurrant is able to strengthen the immune system, relieve respiratory problems and produce beneficial effects on circulation and capillary fragility.
Extract of Ribes nigrum is often used in herbal medicine to relieve problems such as varicose veins, heavy legs, hemorrhoids and other hassles associated with circulatory system dysfunction, especially microcirculation.
Given its anti-inflammatory, astringent, decongestant potential, it is often used against colds and sore throats.
People with water retention can combine it with red currants and mother tincture of birch .
Depending on the disorders encountered, different treatments are required.
In the case of allergies, for example, it is recommended to use a glycerin macerate three times a day between meals for about 4 months (50 drops diluted in a little water).
Keep in mind that it is always best to consult a naturopath to perform the right dosage.
Caution: Ribes nigrum tends to increase blood pressure, so it is not recommended for people who suffer from hypertension.
Blackcurrant is a natural remedy and will therefore take longer to act than antihistamines (medicines), so it will be necessary to take it longer and on a regular basis.
However, blackcurrant offers major benefits: it has very few side effects and is not addictive.
The leaves, the main components of which are a group of triterpenes and polyphenols, have depurative and diuretic properties, the leaves are used in herbal medicines in the form of herbal teas or mother tinctures to encourage the removal of urea and Uric acid, but also to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and stabilize the cell membranes.
Fruits rich in citric acid, malic acid, vitamin C, trace elements, essential fatty acids, flavonoids and anthocyanins are used for their astringent, vasoprotective properties and for the protection of the retina.
They are also indicated, in the form of juice or infusion for capillary fragility and rosacea.
Action on the digestive system: cassis has been tested in several experimental models, and the results have been surprising.
The use of blackcurrants improves digestion by encouraging the proliferation of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli (bacteria useful in food digestion) and by reducing the presence of undesirable intestinal bacteria, such as Clostridium and Bacteroids.
The antioxidant component of blackcurrant is mainly found to improve intestinal transit.
Thus, blackcurrant is recommended in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, hiatal hernia, and chronic degenerative diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
Action on lung function, blackcurrant contains proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins and other polyphenolic compounds able to stimulate the immune system.
A more effective immune system reduces the risk of pharyngitis, influenza, angina, tracheitis , pneumonia and in general, Australian studies indicate that blackcurrant is a panacea for certain diseases such as asthma.
Cassis, dosage and dosage
It is quite possible to drink blackcurrant juice at will throughout the day, avoiding the beginning of the evening, because vitamin C of blackcurrant could cause insomnia.
In infusion of 10 to 20 g of dried leaves in 500 ml of boiling water for about 15 minutes, take three cups a day.
Macerat: In general it is necessary to take 50 drops on waking and from 15 to 50 drops before lunch and dinner.
The drops should be diluted in water and kept in the mouth for a few moments before being swallowed.
Against allergies, 30 to 50 drops 2 to 3 times a day for a period of 2 to 4 months.
A higher dose may be reserved for specific uses, for this reason consult a naturopath or your family physician all the time.
Caution: blackcurrant is not suitable for people with hypertension.
The leaves and their diuretic action can be added to medicines or other plants having the same action.
As a precaution, pregnant or nursing women should refrain from eating blackcurrant leaves.