Black currant

Native to the temperate regions of
Europe, western and central Asia, and the Himalayas.


'Currant' is a corruption of 'raisin of Corinth', and has become a name applied to numerous fruits.

  • Black currant fruits are a good source of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C and γ-linoleic acid.

  • They have anti-oxidant, emollient and moisturizing actions that prevent lips from getting dried and cracked.

  • They have anti-bacterial properties and help increase the body's resistance to infections. They can be a valuable remedy for treating colds and flu.

  • They have anti-irritant and soothing properties, helping to stem diarrhea and calm indigestion.

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