black currant

 black currant
 His name is obliged blackcurrant Old Russian expression "Smorodov" which meant a strong odor. And so, indeed, all of it black currant berries has the most pronounced flavor. A strong smell of inherent and black currant leaves and berries. Currant bush belongs to the family of gooseberry, height can reach up to 2 meters. Berries blackcurrant large, round, rich black.

The beneficial properties of black currant

Black currant - a source of many nutrients and vitamins. In addition, the black currant is very low in calories: it contains 38 calories.

The black currant benefits provided numerous content of nutrients:

  • Vitamin K group;
  • Tannins;
  • Vitamins C, B, P, E;
  • Pectin;
  • Carotene (vitamin A);
  • Saccharides;
  • Phosphoric acid;
  • Essential oil;
  • Salts of phosphorus, potassium and iron.

Besides the enormous content of vitamin C in the berries of black currant leaves it include in its composition elements such as:

  • Magnesium;
  • Sulfur;
  • Volatile;
  • Manganese;
  • Silver;
  • Lead;
  • Copper;
  • Essential oil.

The black currant and leaves, so high levels of vitamin C, which is to provide the daily requirement of man in this matter, is enough to eat only 20 berries.

Black currant is considered the foundation of a healthy and balanced diet that result in such positive changes in the body:

1. Enhance immunity;

2. Improvement and strengthening of the body;

3. Numerous benefits for any chronic diseases.

Berries of a black currant and leaves - a great tool prevention of the following health problems:

  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system;
  • Alzheimer's Disease;
  • Warning malignancies.

The exceptional properties of black currant is obliged not only to the maximum content of vitamin C, but also the presence in it of anthocyanidins. These substances provide special benefits as a black currant antioxidant product.

It is these properties of black currant provide additional important effects on the body:

1. The disinfectant;

2. Anti-inflammatory.

What is interesting is that the blackcurrant leaves contain vitamin C much more than berries. This fact leads to the use of the following properties of black currant leaves as a remedy:

1. Tonic;

2. Antiseptic;

3. Anti-inflammatory;

4. antirheumatic;

5. Diuretic;

6. Clean.

The use of black currant

The use of black currant is its ability to prevent the development of diabetes, as well as vision problems. Regular consumption of black currant berries and leaves (as a tea) can inhibit the reduction of intellectual abilities and the development of multiple sclerosis in the elderly. With progressive sclerosis favor of black currant can not be overstated.

The beneficial properties of black currant is widely used in the treatment of respiratory diseases:

  • Sore throat;
  • Flu;
  • SARS;
  • Bronchitis;
  • Pneumonia (pneumonia).

A mixture of juice of black currant, sugar and honey perfectly helps cope with a strong cough. The antiseptic properties of black currant help to cope with angina (even purulent). To do this, gargle with juice of fresh berries of black currant, diluted with clean water. In any colds useful to drink tea from the leaves of black currant.

Another important property of black currant is its restorative effect on the body. So, after serious illness and surgery, when the body is severely weakened, patients should drink the juice of black currant.

Broth from black currant and the infusion of black currant leaves great help in the following diseases:

  • Hypertension;
  • Diseases of the liver and kidneys;
  • Anemia;
  • Gastritis;
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers;
  • Bleeding gums.

A significant benefit is the use of black currant leaves at its heart problems, gastritis, gout. The infusion and decoction of the leaves of black currants are able to rid the body of excess uric acid and purine. In addition, metabolic disorders, and various bleeding such means has diaphoretic and mild laxative effect.

Even in ancient times people used the beneficial properties of black currant leaves, twigs and kidney to treat all kinds of skin diseases (dermatitis, diathesis, skin rashes, acne). To do this, and now prescribe medicated bath infusion of black currant leaves with the addition of branches and buds. Traditional healers have long benefit blackcurrant, enclosed in its leaves, for the treatment of scrofula in children and problems with vision.

Collect berries blackcurrant need when they are fully ripe. But if you miss 2 weeks after its full maturity, there is a loss of an important vitamin C instead of 100% figure could be reduced to 70%. A blackcurrant leaves need to tear when they have not yet hardened and dried.

The properties of black currant is widely used in cooking. From black currant prepare all kinds of products:

  • Compotes;
  • Jelly;
  • Jam;
  • Jams;
  • Jelly;
  • Dessert;
  • Wine;
  • Sauces;
  • Wine.

Berries blackcurrant is used as a filling for cakes, as an ingredient for a variety of marinades for meat and fish dishes.

It is very important that the blanks useful properties blackcurrant fully preserves. Thus, currants can be frozen grind sugar. This - the best options blank. A little less vitamin becomes after cooking and suppression of black currant.

The healing properties of black currants are used in cosmetology. Many creams, lotions, and cosmetics containing the extract of this plant. Juice from the berries of black currant can be rubbed into the skin around the nails, making them much stronger. To get rid of freckles and age spots, whiten skin will help black currant, mashed and superimposed as a mask.  Very useful tea leaves from currant

Herbal tea from the leaves of black currant is not only useful but also very tasty. Therefore, such a broth can be replaced by the usual black tea. The leaves of black currants can be harvested in spring, dried, and used throughout the year.

Contraindications to the use of black currant

Vitamin K and phenolic compounds in the composition of black currant cause its contra in the following cases:

  • Thrombophlebitis;
  • Increased acidity of the stomach;
  • Gastritis;
  • Hepatitis.

Abuse in the diet of black currant berries and leaves in the form of decoctions can lead to increased blood clotting. In addition, the black currant is not recommended to be used after strokes and heart attacks, and the threat of thrombosis.

Blackcurrant juice can cause allergic reactions in infants, but in small doses promotes blood hemoglobin.