Top 3 Health Benefits of Black Currant

For a long time, blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) were called “the forbidden fruit” in the United States. Farmers thought that the tart berries, native to Europe and Asia, helped spread a fungus that killed pine trees.

1. Boosts immune system
In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants have plenty of antioxidants and anthocyanins. These can help strength your immune system, soothe sore throats, and ease flu symptoms. Blackcurrant leaves also have a range of properties, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antitoxic, antiseptic, anticancer. One study showed that blackcurrant supplements enhanced the immune response in people who exercised regularly. They could also train harder for longer periods of time. Another study of healthy older adults showed that blackcurrant seed oil boosted the immune system.

Prev1 of 3Next