Blackcurrant

(Ribes nigrum)

Blackcurrants are like snowflakes on a sunny morning. They remind us of winter in summer, and of summer in winter. They are like an impossible friendship between summer and winter, each giving the other what it lacks. Bursting on the tongue, the blackcurrant is pleasantly refreshing, while its juice, syrup or juice drink, added to tea, treats colds and increase’s the body’s resistance to illness. Blackcurrants contain substances that have a positive effect on nerve cell health and delay aging. Each berry, glass of blackcurrant drink or juice will help us feel younger for longer, giving us the strength to enjoy the festive feeling of winter evenings and long for them on hot summer days!

•    improve  the immune system and the ability to work
•    have a calming effect on the nervous system
•    reduce migraines
•    improve oxygen access to cells
•    normalize blood pressure
•    multiply red blood cells and improve circulation
•    strengthen the capillaries
•    prevent blood clots
•    reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood
•    improve the appetite
•    stimulate stomach and intestine function, improve metabolism
•    help release sweat, urine, bile
•    protect the skin and prevent free radicals

The regular use of blackcurrants helps prevent and recover from illnesses such as:

•    cold, bronchitis and wheezing
•    anaemia
•    atherosclerosis
•    hypertension
•    heart problems
•    kidney stones and bladder stones
•    rheumatism
•    gout
•    tuberculosis
•    oedema

Avoid excessive consumption of blackcurrants in the case of:

•    stomach or duodenal ulcers
•    acute gastritis or hepatitis

  • 20-30 blackcurrants are enough to get a daily dose of vitamin C. Only rosehip fruit contains more
  • All the overground parts of the blackcurrant plant can be used – buds, berries and leaves.
  • Blackcurrants are the most commonly cultivated berry bush.