Description. Black currant leaves are said to be an incredible immune booster. Black currant leaves are diaphoretic and diuretic, they aid in the elimination or reduction of bodily fluids and they are believed to lower vascular pressure. The leaf infusion is also believed to stimulate the nervous system and may help with stress-related ailments. Black currant leaves contain flavonoids; glycosides, essential oil, essential fatty acids, oligosaccharides, ascorbic acid, enzymes, rutin, Vitamin C and other vital nutrients. Studies in France have revealed anti-inflammatory activity in the leaves. Due to the great amount of Vitamin C black currant leaves possess antioxidant property. Uses. The leaves are used internally and externally. In folk medicine, the leaves are used to for rheumatism, sore throat, mouth ulcers, and respiratory conditions. A wash or poultice of black currant leaves can be applied to infected wounds, boils and abscesses. Black currant leaves preparations have a positive effect on abscesses; canker sores/Cold sores, edema, sore throat and mouth, ulcers. The use of leaves helps to minimize the risk of stress disorders and vascular disorders. They also stimulate better heart Health Maintenance, Nerve Health Maintenance, Respiratory Health Maintenance, Water Retention and improve immune system.
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