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Black Currant

Black Currant

There are many health supplements made with the use of black currant’s leaves, its seed oil, flowers, and fruits. Black currant is the rich source of anthocyanidin, which is a type of pigment and also a source of Gamma-linolenic acid, which is omega-6 fatty acid. The extract of black currant is known for lessening inflammation and strengthening the immunity system.

Benefits of taking Black Currant

  • Black currant has the capacity of lowering the cholesterol level, bringing down the triglyceride level, and it also enhances the HDL or the good cholesterol level
  • It reduces the occurrence of muscular fatigue even if you do repeated tasks
  • The herb relives the symptoms of joint stiffness, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis and tenderness. This kind of action by the black currant eliminates the need for taking NSAIDs or the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to. The muscular functioning can be improved automatically
  • It treats the poor circulation resulting from the condition, PAD or peripheral artery disease
  • Women use black currant to treat the symptoms of menopause. It can prevent painful periods, pre menstrual symptoms, and breast tenderness
  • It boosts up the immunity system
  • Black Currant addresses well the diseases like peripheral artery disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diarrhea, cough and cold, gouts
  • If applied directly on the skin, black currant can treat insect bites and wounds

 

Natural sources of black currant
The black currant berry and the plant can be consumed to get the supplement.

When should you take black currant?
If you find that you are having high cholesterol levels, start taking black currant. To treat the menopausal symptoms and irregular periods, women must take it. Those with weak immunity system must include black currant within the diet.

When should you avoid Black Currant?
Anyone who encounters headache, diarrhea, belches and constipation must stop using it.

Quantity to be taken
There is no prescribed dosage of black currant which is standard. The active ingredients and quality of the supplement can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. It is hard to determine the standard dose and so you need to check out with the physician.

Expert tips/ Precautions

  • For those who have bleeding disorder must avoid black currant since it slows down the blood clotting
  • It can interact with anesthesia
  • Stop taking black currant two weeks before the surgery
  • Those who have the history of seizures must avoid using Black Currant