Blackcurrant is a fruit belonging to the Gooseberry (Ribesiaceae) family. The food has been used in alternative medicine since the 80’s and is used from natural to supplement ingredients.

The leaves, roots, fruits, bark, berries, seeds of black currants have a high content of vitamin B, C and D, helping to protect against colds, flu, colds and throat infections, strengthening the immune system and also serving as an anti -inflammatory and antiviral.

Benefits and properties of eating this fruit

Eating the fruit helps slow down the cellular aging process, prevents the symptoms of Premenstrual Tension (PMS) and menopause, reduces cellulite, helps strengthen hair and promotes its growth, prevents and treats inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, improves blood circulation and facilitates food digestion.

Thanks to the benefits that the fruit brings to the intestine and its diuretic powers, black currant is generally used by those who want to lose those extra pounds. If you intend to use the food for this purpose, seek consultation with a nutritionist and daily physical exercise.

Blackcurrant also has medicinal sweating, anti-diarrheal, anti-flu, anti-rheumatic, anti-hemorroidal, digestive, febrifuge properties, increases the activity of the nervous system, prevents the formation of kidney stones or causes their dissolution, is vasoprotective, antitussive and vulnerary.

The consumption of the fruit is indicated for those who suffer from flu, colds, cough, fever, rheumatic pain, diarrhea, digestion problems, obesity, infection, edema, cuts, abscess, stones, hemorrhoids and hypertension.

Black currant tea recipe to make at home


  • 60g of black currant leaves
  • 1 liter of water

Method of preparation

Bring the water to a boil and add the plant leaves. Allow it to boil, turn off the heat and smother the container for ten minutes. Try to drink 200 ml of the drink 3 times a day.Blackcurrant tea: properties and benefits


Pregnant women and people with problems with reduced cardiac or renal activity should avoid consuming black currant leaves.