What Is Blackcurrant Extract Good For?

Nov. 18, 2021

Blackcurrant is a plant. People use seed oil, leaves, fruits, and flowers to make medicine. People use the whole blackcurrant plant in many cases, from the leaves to the seeds. The most common form is blackcurrant seed oil, but you can also make infusions and teas from the fresh or dried leaves of the plant.


Women use black currant seed oil to treat menopausal symptoms, PMS, dysmenorrhoea, and breast tenderness. It is also used to boost the immune system. Blackcurrant berries are used to treat coughs and Alzheimer's disease.

Dried blackcurrant leaves are used to treat arthritis, gout, joint pain (rheumatism), diarrhea, colic, hepatitis, and other liver disorders, convulsions, and diseases causing swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat. Dried blackcurrant leaves are also used to treat coughs, colds, and whooping coughs; to disinfect urine; to promote urine flow; to treat bladder stones and as a cleansing tea.


Some people apply blackcurrant leaves directly to the skin to treat wounds and insect bites. In food, blackcurrant berries are used to flavor liqueurs and other products. People also eat blackcurrant berries.


How does it work?

The black currant seed oil contains a chemical called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Some studies suggest that GLA may increase the effectiveness of the immune system, making it more capable of fighting disease. Blackcurrant seed oil and leaves may also help to reduce swelling.



What is the definition of blackcurrant extract?

Blackcurrant extract comes from Ribes Nigrum, a berry-producing shrub. Although it is possible to use the whole plant, including the fruit, leaves, bark, and roots, the properties of the extract may depend on which part of the plant is used.


What is blackcurrant extract used for?

Blackcurrant extract is rich in fatty acids which keep the skin hydrated, firm, and youthful. It also contains antioxidants that nourish dry and damaged skin, leaving it soft and replenished. Blackcurrant extract has anti-inflammatory properties that help heal and repair eczema. It can also be used as an astringent, as well as an emollient, and for its perfumery properties.


Blackcurrant contains high concentrations of.





Vitamin C

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)

These berries are used in many healthy foods and drinks in the UK. Their tart flavor also lends itself to blending with other fruits, especially in jams and juices.

Blackcurrant Extracts  

Blackcurrant Extracts

Benefits of blackcurrants

People take blackcurrant to help with theirs.


Blood flow

Immune system

Eye health

Intestinal health

Kidney health

Blackcurrant extract has been shown to reduce risk factors for metabolic diseases, such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


Immune health

Blackcurrants are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C. Together with the anthocyanins found in blackcurrants, these antioxidants can help boost your immune system, allowing your body to fight infections and viruses more effectively


Reduces inflammation

Blackcurrants are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, called gamma-linoleic acid. This compound can help reduce inflammation and improve the symptoms of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Some studies have also shown that gamma-linoleic acid helps to reduce joint pain and stiffness in people with arthritis.


Eye health

Anthocyanin-rich blackcurrants may help treat glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness. Antioxidants increase blood flow to the eyes and may help slow the progression of glaucoma. The gamma-linoleic acid, linoleic acid (found in vitamin C), and other antioxidants may also help improve symptoms of dry eye and eye strain.

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