Useful Properties Of Black Currant

Blackcurrant is the champion among other berries in terms of nutrient content; it is a concentrate of vitamins that our body needs so much.

What are the benefits of black currant?

Eating black currants strengthens the immune system. The vitamin C content is preserved even in frozen berries. They also contain vitamin P.
The combination of these vitamins helps prevent and treat atherosclerosis.

No other berry plant has such vitamins as black currant. The daily requirement of vitamins C and P will be covered by 50 g of currants or currant jam.

Black currants contain carbohydrates, pectin substances, and fiber. Minerals: potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper; organic substances; vitamins B, P, E, K, and C. Despite this, black currant has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties due to tannins and essential oils.

The high content of folic acid in blackcurrant helps a person reduce the effects of radiation on the body and helps to remove toxins, mercury, cobalt, and lead from the body. A decoction of dried berries is best suited for this function.

Anthocyanidins, which are contained in currant berries and have clear antioxidant properties, are important for the body’s proper functioning. Thanks to them, the berry acquires disinfectant properties and is used in the treatment of sore throat. Currant juice will help the body recover from surgery.

Blackcurrant phytoncides help in the fight against Staphylococcus aureus, diphtheria, dysentery, and other microscopic fungi. An infusion of black currant berries increases the activity of antimicrobial antibiotics (tetracycline, bleomycin) tenfold.

Black currants are useful for intestinal disorders, diarrhea, and low-acid gastritis. It is recommended to consume currants in case of liver diseases, anemia, infectious diseases, tuberculosis, kidney diseases, and upper respiratory tract diseases.

A decoction of black currant berries will help with hypertension, stomach, and duodenal ulcers, and bleeding gums.

Black currant is used not only for medical purposes but also for cosmetic purposes. The berry will help to get rid of age spots, and freckles and make the skin lighter.

Harmful properties of black currant

Not everyone can eat these berries. Since it contains a large amount of vitamin K and phenolic compounds, it can be harmful in case of thrombophlebitis and a tendency to thrombosis. People who have just had a stroke or heart attack should not eat the berry. It is not recommended to consume currants in unlimited quantities – this can lead to increased blood clotting and cause allergies.

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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