The currant bush has become increasingly important for its broad therapeutic applications. Its leaves contain traces of essential oil, flavonoids, antocianidósidos, caffeic and chlorogenic acids and tannins. Outstanding for their virtue diuretic, antiinflammatory and antirheumatic.
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The fruits are very rich in vitamin C, so formerly ate to prevent scurvy. They are also rich in B vitamins and magnesium, giving it properties very beneficial for the nervous system. Other components of the berries are flavonoids and antocianatos. These two types of compounds give fruits and preventive antiinflammatory properties to various types of cancer and an antioxidant and antiaging care and benefit of the capillaries, improving vision problems. The astringent tannins give suitable to combat diarrheal noninfectious. However, the leaves of this plant which are still used frequently for his notorious anti-inflammatory properties. Leaves and shoots of blackcurrant are also rich in flavonoids (rutósico, quercetin and hyperoside) as well as tannins and again, vitamins C and Group B. Quercetin is the active ingredient responsible for the intense anti-inflammatory properties and benefits of black currant when processes used to relieve rheumatism, osteoarthritis, or arthritis. In addition it has an analgesic molecule, very interesting to treat pathologies with pain. A long list of medicinal properties of black currant is added that of being an effective diuretic, whilst promoting the elimination of toxins in the body, especially uric acid. Hence its use in patients suffering from gout. It also allows to regulate cholesterol levels. To treat urinary tract infections such as cystitis, is very effective herbal tea that is made by combining black currant bush leaves with leaves of blueberry, bearberry and ponytail, at two shallow tablespoons of the mixture per liter of water. Boil two minutes and let stand another ten. This is a very diuretic beverage that can be taken in small quantities throughout the day. The currant bush is also indicated to relieve arthritis pain and gout. In that case, the recommended anti-inflammatory formula, ideal for reducing uric acid levels, which combines black currant bush leaves with stems of lespedeza, dandelion root and crown of leaves friar (Globularia alypum) equally. Pour a tablespoon of the mixture through a quart of water. Boil two minutes and allowed to stand eight more. It is advisable to take a first glass fasting and mid afternoon. The leaves and fruits of currant bush also exert considerable haemostatic and venous tone, being appointed to prevent strokes and circulatory disorders, such as phlebitis, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Treatment with this plant should not be given or pregnant or lactating women, not sufficient evidence in this regard.
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