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The healing properties of black currant

Medicinal properties of black currant berries are explained by their content of substances such as vitamins C, P, B1, B2, carotene (provitamin A), monosaccharides, organic acids (malic, citric, succinic, salicylic), essential oils, glycosides, anthocyanin compounds, tannin and pectin, trace elements.As you can see, black currants can rightfully be called a chemical laboratory for the production of biologically active substances.According to the content of vitamin C is second only to black currant and briar Actinidia.For this indicator, it is superior to other cultures (even citrus - lemon and orange) several times.

blackcurrant leaves also contain many substances with medicinal properties.Especially a lot of them are vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and essential oils.

Which diseases black currants are used for medicinal purposes?
In folk medicine, freshly picked berries of black currant is used for colds, high blood pressure, gastritis and stomach ulcers, inflammation of the kidneys, heart, liver.Due to th
e high content of vitamins berries blackcurrant used as an effective therapeutic agent for the prevention of hypovitaminosis.The fruits of this plant have diuretic, diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as a depressing effect on some disease-causing bacteria.

Water infusions and decoctions of the leaves have a therapeutic effect for rheumatism and gout, as they favor the excretion of excess amounts of uric and oxalic acids.Infusion of the leaves of black currant is used for medicinal purposes with scrofula.Cooked in the form of hot tea decoction of the leaves of black currant is used in the treatment of diseases of the bladder and kidney stones.

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