Black Currant (Shrub Bud Extract), Ribes nigrum


1.7fl oz (50 ml)

The primary actions of Black Currant are to resolve the inflammation caused by acute illness, allergies or injuries. It also addresses chronic inflammation in the respiratory and digestive systems. Black Currant is a powerful antioxidant, promoting the regeneration of tissue. It lowers the effects of histamines in the body. Black Currant also stimulates the adrenals (adrenaline & dopamine production).

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In the Restoring Immunity System:

Black Currant is used in microdoses as a tonic for the autonomic nervous system in Stage 1.

Black Currant is used in higher doses in Stage 2 and Stage 3 to support adrenal health.

Black Currant is used in Acute care to resolve inflammation and amplify the action of other extracts in the protocol.

The Black Currant Gemmotherapy Extract is prepared with the buds of this shrub. Fairly rare in the wild, it can be found in peaty and swampy forests as well as on woodland edges and forest clearings. It can reach 5 to 6 feet (1,5 – 1,8 meters) in height and is widely cultivated throughout Europe, North and Central Asia up to the Himalayas. It grows well in damp, fertile but not waterlogged ground and is intolerant of drought. It dislikes very heavy clay, chalky soils and thin dry soils. Its root pattern is branching: a heart root, dividing from the crown into several primary roots going down and out. The root pattern is suckering with new plants from underground runners away from the plant. St. Hildegard of Bingen, a German Benedictine abbess, already recommended its buds in the 12th century. The medicinal reputation of the whole plant spread then rapidly and by the 17th century it was considered a panacea. Nearly all the parts of the plant are used in phytotherapy: leaves to make infusions, seeds for their oil useful for cardiovascular issues, fruits for their richness in minerals and vitamin C, and last but not least, the buds which have the particularity to potentiate the action of the buds to which they are paired.

Being a plant that grows in humid places, it has an action on the body fluids.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gemmotherapy extracts are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your practitioner before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

  • Plant: 5%
  • Glycerine: 33%
  • Ethanol: 18%
  • Water: 44%