The term “blackcurrant” takes its etymology from the Phoenician. This vegetal blackcurrant is a word appearing in the 16th century, at the same time as the first writings granted to it ( Rembert Dodoens , 1583) as well as the first medicinal mentions of its leaves and fruits ( Petrus Forestus , 1614). A little history Dodoens is Flemish, Forestus is Dutch. They are therefore relatively northern authors, who fit relatively badly with the way in which Anne de Bretagne calls blackcurrant in her Grandes heures “ pepper tree of Spain ”. However, this is proof that blackcurrant was known in France around the year 1500. In France, it is Philibert Guybert , doctor of the faculty of...See article
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Its leaves are traditionally used in the treatment of joint pain and to stimulate the functions of elimination.
Ribes nigrum L.
The fruits of blackcurrant are well known: they are black berries, luscious, highly aromatic, topped remnants of the calyx of flowers from which they come. But if these fruits possess significant quantities of the active rheumatic appreciated, it is mainly the leaves are used in herbal medicine, dried, finely ground.
The first evidence on the therapeutic action of blackcurrant leaves dates back to 1614 and it is the work of a famous physician at the time, Dr. Forestus. It tells one having had to treat a peasant had not urinated for 10 days administered to him a decoction of leaves of cassis which caused almost immediately abundant urination. A century later, it is a priest named Pierre Bailly Montaran, living Bordeaux, who wrote in 1712 a book entitled "The wonderful properties of cassis." Blackcurrant was soon crowned with a solid reputation, Burgundy making a panacea to become old without suffering the usual pains of old age.
Blackcurrant promotes elimination of uric acid and is recommended to relieve rheumatism, gout, and osteoarthritis.
It is a potent diuretic and purifying as it stimulates the liver function and renal function. It is beneficial in the context of circulatory disorders and high blood pressure. The blackcurrant is also an anti-diarrheal indicated in cases of dysentery. The blackcurrant is an effective healing. It is recommended in cases of obesity. simultaneously. Finally, emphasize the depurative and diuretic indication.
- Processing background rheumatism, gout
- Anti-inflammatory (preferably in the morning)
Infusion: 20 g / l, drinking several cups per day (500 ml / day)
The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract the active principles of plants:
How to make an infusion easily
For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds essential oil.
- Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat once boiling) 1 c. Coffee (3-5 g) herb (or herb mixture), then cover.
- Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
- Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding some honey or natural syrup.
How to make a decoction easily
For roots, bark, leathery leaves and hard seeds (woody medicinal plants).
- Place 1 tsp. tablespoons (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant selected from a stainless steel pot (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
- Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
- Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.
Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.
Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal infusions and teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are simply taking the natural remedy if necessary.