What Are Black Currants?
The blackcurrant or black currant is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its berries. People use the seed oil, leaves, fruit, and flowers to make medicine. Black currant seed oil is used for treating high cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), and breast pain (mastodynia). Black currant dried leaf is used orally for arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), gout, diarrhea, colic, hepatitis and other liver ailments, and convulsions (seizures). Black currant dried leaf is also used for treating coughs, colds, whooping cough, urinary tract infections (UTIs), fluid build-up (edema), and bladder stones.
What is an Herbal Tincture?
Tinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs that you take orally (by mouth). They are usually extracted in alcohol, but they can also be extracted in vegetable glycerine or apple cider vinegar (non-alcohol). Our Black Currant Extract Tincture is a blend of vegetable glycerine and a small amount of food grade alcohol.
Black Currant Extract Benefits
We use wild black currant berries as the source of our extract in our recipe - black currant extracts are used for glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease, upper airway infections, the common cold, the flu, allergies due to Japanese cedar pollen, tired muscles, and poor blood flow in the veins and arteries. Black currant seed oil contains a chemical called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Some research suggests that GLA might improve the immune system, making it more able to fight off disease. GLA might also help decrease swelling. Black currant also contains chemicals called anthocyanins, which have antioxidant effects.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking black currant if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Bleeding disorders: Black currant might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Low blood pressure: Black currant can lower blood pressure. In theory, taking black currant might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.
Surgery: Black currant might slow blood clotting. There is concern that it might increase the risk of extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking black currant at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Homegrown & Wildcrafted Ingredients
Our Black Currant Berries are sustainably wildcrafted from various parts of the Olympic Mountains of Western Washington State.
1 Ounce / 13,500mg of Pure Black Currant Extract
How Do I use it?
Our recipe is designed to be consumed as a part of a healthy herbal diet / Excellent Source of Anti-Oxidants / and help relieve symptoms related to inflammation. Black Currant Extract may also help relieve symptoms related to arthritis. Each Full-Dropper contains approximately 450mg of Black Currant Extract. Suggestion: Use Half to 1 dropper in hot or cold water, or in tea 3-5 times daily - or consume orally as is.
Vegetable Glycerine, Black Currant Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol.
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