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The benefits and harms of black currant

The use of black currant strengthens the immune system. The abundance of vitamin C persists even frozen berries. Is present in them and vitamin P, the combination of these vitamins contributes to the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis.

These useful properties has not almost not one berry crop. The daily requirement of these vitamins will cover 50 g. of jam or fresh berries of black currant in the day.

In the composition of black currant contains carbohydrates, pectin, cellulose. Minerals: potassium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc. Organic matter. B vitamins: B, R, E, K, P. in Addition, black currant has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties due to tannic substances and essential oils.

The high content of folic acid in black currant helps a person to reduce the influence of radiation on the body and promotes the excretion of toxins, mercury, cobalt, lead. Especially good job with this function, the decoction of dried berries.

The volatile blackcurrant make a difference in the fight against Staphylococcus aureus, pathogens of diphtheria, dysentery and other microscopic fungi. The infusion of the berries of black currant increases ten times the antimicrobial activity of antibiotics (penicillin, tetracycline, biomitsin).



Black currant is useful for intestinal disorders, diarrhea, gastritis with low acidity. It is recommended in diseases of the liver (hepatitis), anemia, infectious diseases, tuberculosis, kidney disease, diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

Use of juice of black currant, it can be harvested in the winter (press only berries, no additives, sterilized in glass bottles). And if you wipe the black currant berries and add sugar, boil this mixture, you get a wonderful vitamin jelly.

Hypertension will benefit tasty black currant (600 g., RUB through a sieve) and honey (5 tbsp), mix and dilute a small amount of sparkling water. Eat in small portions.

Harm of black currant and contraindications.

About the harm of black currant you can only say that it should not be used in thrombophlebitis, because due to its high content of vitamin K and phenolic compounds may increase the coagulation ability of blood!