Health Benefits of Blackcurrant

Scientific name:  Ribes Nigum
Other names: Blackcurrant, European Black Currant
Part used: Leaves

Origins & Properties

Blackcurrant is a perennial shrub growing up to 2 meters high. Native to northern Europe and Asia, blackcurrant is a shrub that produces clusters of tart berries during the summer. It has alternate, deeply lobed, and simple leaves. Leaves have five lobes and toothed margins.

Common Uses

Blackcurrants have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and diuretic properties.


Tea made from the leaves is used in treatment of arthritis, urinary dysfunctions, coughs and diarrhea.

Berries are said to be effective in cases of rheumatism, gout and arthritis.


Due to its high content in vitamin C, Black Currant is very often used in treatment of diseases related to the cardiovascular system. It can prevent cardiac insufficiency, vascular problems, and it can also reduce arterial hypertension.


  • AntioxidantContains antioxidant properties.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Effective in cases of rheumatism, gout and arthritis.Useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
  • Boost energy levelHigh content in vitamin C.
  • Eyes visionEyes vision
  • Cardiovascular: Reduces arterial hypertension.

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