Ribes nigrum: beneficial properties and uses as a natural remedy

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Ribes nigrum is a plant with numerous beneficial properties. It is especially appreciated for the characteristics that make it a real natural antihistamine, considered especially useful for relieving pollen allergies. Ribes nigrum, however, as a natural remedy is much more.

Il Ribes nigrum it is a plant with many beneficial properties. It is especially appreciated for the characteristics that make it a real natural antihistamine, considered especially useful for relieving allergies to pollen. Ribes nigrum, however, as a natural remedy is much more.





When we talk about Ribes nigrum we are referring to the botanical name of the plant blackcurrant, also known as cassis. For years the black currant was grown almost solely for food but now the interest in this plant and its fruits mainly concerns its therapeutic uses.

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Properties and uses of Ribes nigrum

The main property of Ribes nigrum concerns the content of some substances capable of blocking the action ofhistamine, which is responsible for the occurrence of allergic reactions. It is also important to remember that Ribes nigrum is rich in vitamin C and that it is useful for strengthening the immune system.

Ribes nigrum is used at the herbalist level not only as a powerful natural antihistamine but also as a useful remedy for improve circulation, especially in the case of fragile capillaries and varicose veins. Ribes nigrum has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and purifying properties.

The poor functioning of the circulatory system could also lead to other problems, such as heavy or swollen legs e hemorrhoids. Also in this case the Ribes nigrum can be of your help.

Also known are the uses of Ribes nigrum as a stimulant for adrenal glands in the production of cortisol, a substance that helps the body react to inflammation. The use of Ribes nigrum is also considered useful in case of eczema and psoriasis.

In general, the fruit of the black currant as well as a source of vitamin C, is an important resource for the intake of Vitamin A and also contains iron and antioxidants. Furthermore, these fruits are an important source of other mineral salts, among which we find copper, but also manganese, magnesium and potassium, which are essential for the metabolism of our body.



Where to find Ribes nigrum

You will easily find the natural remedies based on Ribes nigrum in herbalist's shop. For example, you could find homeopathic remedies prepared from Ribes nigrum, supplements, tablets, drops or mother tincture based on Ribes nigrum.

Ask your doctor and herbalist for more information regarding the type and doses of the natural remedy based on Ribes nigrum to take that is most suitable for you and your health conditions. The blackcurrant, as fresh fruit, is in season from July to October. The fresh fruits have a very dark blue, almost black color.

Contraindications of Ribes nigrum

Also with regard to the contraindications of Ribes nigrum, it is important that you tell your doctor, herbalist and pharmacist about your health problems, so that they can suggest or advise against this remedy. Some contraindications are associated with Ribes nigrum concerning arterial hypertension, interactions with anticoagulant and psychotropic drugs, any allergic reactions to the black currant itself, pregnancy, breastfeeding and administration to children under the age of 3.



Watch the video dedicated to Ribes nigrum as a natural remedy with the advice ofherbalist Beatrice Ciarletti.

 

Marta Albè

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