Black currant

Name: Black currant



Bush. The shoots are pale yellow, slightly downy and dotted with dotted odorous glands. Leaves 3-5-lobed, also with glands on the underside. Flowers in 4-5-flowered short racemes, bell-shaped, grayish. The fruit is a multi-seeded, black fragrant berry with a flower flower dried within at the top. Blooms in May. The fruits ripen in July.

It is bred in gardens, occasionally found in the wild along the banks of rivers, in floodplains.

Medicinal raw materials are berries, leaves, buds and young shoots (twigs). Berries are harvested at full maturity. Drying is carried out in special dryers or a Russian oven. Leaves can be harvested during all possible growing seasons. The buds are harvested in winter or early spring before they open. To do this, arrow young shoots are cut, tied into bunches and buds are beaten. Then later they are separated on sieves from impurities and preserved, and the branches are brewed instead of ordinary tea and fragrant, vitamin tea is obtained.

Currant berries contain vitamin C (black currant – up to 300 mg%, red – 30 mg%, white – 5 mg%), sugars, pectin, phosphoric acid, essential oil, tannins, vitamin P, carotene. Blackcurrant is rich in potassium salts, contains phosphorus and iron salts. The leaves contain phytoncides.


Currants are used both raw and in the form of jam and paste. Black currant is widely used as a source of vitamin C in the diet of a healthy person, also in many cases. diseases, when the body’s need for vitamin C increases. Fruits and leaves have anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic, antidiarrheal properties. They are used as a multivitamin remedy (vitamins C and P), also to increase the body’s resistance, enhance its compensatory mechanisms, to increase appetite, i.e. as a tonic for the cardiovascular system, in infectious diseases, especially with the phenomena of hemorrhagic diathesis (tendencies to bleeding and hemorrhage), with colds. With gastritis, stomach ulcer, achilia,

An aqueous infusion of black currant leaves helps to excrete excess uric and oxalic acids from the body, therefore it serves as a good remedy for rheumatism and gout (1/2 l of a 5% infusion of leaves every day).

In folk medicine, fresh berries are eaten for high blood pressure, heart disease, sclerosis, liver, stomach, colds and whooping cough.

Fresh juice from berries, when consumed 2-3 glasses 3 times every day, helps with stomach ulcers, achilia and catarrhs, as well as intestinal diseases, regulating its functional activity.

They eat fresh berries and drink a decoction of the leaves for venereal diseases, nervous disorders.

Fruits, leaves and buds are used as a diuretic (for diseases of the bladder and kidney stones), diaphoretic (for colds).

A decoction of the leaves is drunk with increased blood pressure. A decoction of young branches – for severe headaches, for scrofula (inside and outward), to improve metabolism (for massive skin diseases), they give it to drink and bathe babies with diathesis and skin tuberculosis in it.

Hot tea from the leaves is used for skin diseases, diseases of the bladder, kidney stones, as a diuretic, for rheumatism, colds, anemia.


A decoction of berries: 20 g per glass of boiling water; take 1/2—

1 glass several times every day (vitamin drink).

Collection: currant leaves – 100 g, ash leaves – 50 g, spirea inflorescences – 50 g; Brew 6-8 g of the mixture in 200 ml of boiling water. Take before meals. This fragrant infusion has a good effect on digestion and helps with rheumatism.

Leaf decoction: 20 g per 200 ml; 2 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day.

Infusion: 3-5 g of leaves per 200 ml of boiling water, simmer for 10 minutes, take 2-3 times every day for 1/2 cup with muscle weakness, anemia.

Liqueur: berries and alcohol equally, insist, add sugar syrup.

Blackcurrant buds can be replaced with its leaves and berries. Fresh berries grated with sugar are useful (1-

2 tbsp. spoons) drink with tea for hypertension and atherosclerosis.

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