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BLACK CURRANT

Black Currant Fruit & Seed Herbal Oil
(Ribes Nigrum)


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  • Black Currant Fruit, Herbal & Seed Oil Description
  • Black Currant Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Black Currant Dosage Information
  • Black Currant Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Black Currant Supplements & Products




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    BLACK CURRANT FRUIT, HERBAL & SEED OIL DESCRIPTION

    Black Currant fruits have been commonly used by the Russians to make wine, while in Siberia, they use the young leaves to make common spirits that resemble brandy. Goats eat the leaves and bears like the berries, which are said to have medicinal properties.

    The history of the Black Currant plant in the U.S.A. is long and very interesting. Back in the early 1900ís the Black Currant was banned from growing. The ban was enacted when it was discovered that Black Currants helped to spread the tree disease White Pine Blister Rust, which threatened the then booming U.S. lumber industry. In 1966 the ban was lifted so individual states could ban or not. Since the ban took place Black Currant is not abundantly known like in Europe or the UK. In the 19th Century it was used widely in the US. It was found that many of the Native Americans used Black Currant for many issues. Such as, the root for kidney problems, a tea to treat uterine problems, use of the root bark to expel intestinal worms, or eating the berries to counter constipation and some ground the internal bark to make a poultice for swellings; if the skin turned yellow as a result it was considered strong enough. In the United Kingdom during WWII most fruits rich in Vitamin-C became almost impossible to obtain (like oranges). Since Black Currant berries are a rich source of Vitamin-C and are suitable for growing in the UK climate, the British government encouraged the cultivation.

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    Black currant seed oil is derived from black currants (ribes nigrum), that are native to northern parts of Europe and Asia. This oil is very rich in essential fatty acids, especially omega 6 and omega 3 essential fatty acids. Along with these, it is also rich with alpha-linoleic acid, Gamma-linolenic acid and stearidonic acids as well. Black currant oil, also known as European currant oil, is used as European folk medicine since ages.

    Black currant seed oil is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and it is also cardioprotective, meaning, it protects the cardiovascular system and as a matter of fact, the whole body. This oil is diuretic, which means it promotes urine output and reduces arthritic and rheumatic pains. It is primarily used as a medicine and a dietary supplement as it is pain reducing with many health benefits of black currant seeds.

    BENEFITS OF BLACK CURRANT SEED OIL

    As said earlier, black currant seed oil is rich with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also several linoleic acids and many anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in healing many medical conditions. Moderate usage has no recorded side effects either. Black currant seed oil benefits the immune system to be stronger. Stronger immune system prevents various viral and bacterial infections.





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    BLACK CURRANT SEED USES & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Black Currant fruits are a good source of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals. The seeds of the fruit contain an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linoleic acid (GLA). GLA increases the bodyís production of prostaglandin E-1 which helps increase blood flow, decrease blood clotting, and reduce inflammation. Black Currant fruits help increase bodily resistance to infections and are a valuable remedy for treating colds and flu. The fresh or vacuum-sealed juice, helps stem diarrhea and calms indigestion. The leaves encourage the elimination of fluids that reduces blood volume, and in turn, lowers blood pressure. An infusion can be used to treat rheumatic pain and whooping cough. Black Currant leaves can be used externally on slow-healing cuts and abscesses, and as a gargle for sore throats and mouth ulcers. A decoction of the bark has been used to treat hemorrhoidal tumors. Black currant seed oil is good for treating diarrhea, arthritis and gynecological problems. Black Currant seed oil has been used to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Here are a few areas where the Black Currant Oil is very important and why they work.

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    SKIN DISORDERS

    This oil is rich with omega 6 fatty acids that prevent premature aging. Alpha-linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acids that are present in this oil works in healing scars, repairing damaged tissues, reduce premature wrinkle formation, maintaining healthy skin and reducing problems like dry and damaged skin.

    The anti-inflammatory properties are effective against skin irritations when take orally. The Skin Study Center in Philadelphia found that the Black Currant Seed Oil helps with dry skin disorders. The gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) protects against the water loss that contributes to itching and other symptoms associated with dry skin.

    CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS

    It produces prostaglandins, which controls constriction of the blood vessels. Regular consumption has proved to decrease the atherosclerotic lesions (Vessel wall thrombus formation). The benefits of black currant seed oil are also very significant in reducing platelet aggregation, reducing blood clotting, controlling blood pressure levels, reducing cholesterol levels and maintaining the overall heart health.

    There has been two Canadian studies that have shown the omega-6 fatty acids lowers blood pressure. This is done as the prostaglandins counteract the constriction of blood vessels.

    WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES

    Since prostaglandin regulates the menstrual cycle it is helpful before and during menstruation. Gamma-linoleic acid produces anti-inflammatory prostaglandins as opposed to inflammatory prostaglandins; this leads to lessening of the severity of premenstrual cramps.

    The oil is rich with linoleic acids that have anti-inflammatory effects on the body and benefit in alleviating the premenstrual syndrome (PMS), stomach ache, back pain, cramping during ovulation, breast tenderness and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome like mod swings and momentary depressions.

    It is also observed that the gamma-linolenic acids present in this oil increase the rate of metabolism and cause significant amount of weight loss. Black currant oil also soothes the nervous system and maintains the energy levels of a person. Although there are no significant side effects of this seed oil, it is always best to check with the health care provider if you are pregnant and breastfeeding woman.

    RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

    This oil is rich with anti-inflammatory properties that are very beneficial in healing many inflammatory conditions like arthritis and rheumatic arthritis, dermatitis and inflammation caused by many pathogenic diseases. The oil keeps the secretion of the inflammatory cyotokines under control and provides relief from pain and swellings of different sorts. It also helps to heal several liver diseases, especially the damaged caused to the liver by alcohol.

    As an anti-inflammatory agent it works well by decreasing the morning stiffness in the joints. The British Journal of Rhemuatology has stated that it may also be effective because of a "reduction in the secretion of the inflammatory cytokines (a source of inflammation) 11-1 and TNF-alpha." By preventing their production, the oil offers some relief.





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    BLACK CURRANT SEED DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Black Currant can be found in many different forms. It is important to read product label directions before use.

    Adults (over 18 years old): As a dietary supplement, black currant is available in 500 milligram and 1,000 milligram capsules that typically contain black currant seed oil, vegetable glycerine, and gelatin. Black currant is likely safe when used at a maximum dose of 1,000 milligrams (500 to 1,000 milligrams are often used per day). Black currant juice is also commercially available and has been taken in doses up to 1.5 liters per day, when mixed with apple juice. Maximum doses of black currant seed oil used in clinical trials range from 4.5 to 6 grams per day up to eight weeks, although there is no proven effective dose, and safety has not been established. Black currant anthocyanins have been taken in doses of 7.7 to 50 milligrams for up to two months. Based on some herbal textbooks, there is a lack of reported toxicity concerns with black currant consumed as food or ingested in 500 milligram tablets three times a day.

    Children (under 18 years old): There is no proven safe or effective dose for black currant in children.





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    BLACK CURRANT SEED SAFETY & INTERACTION INFORMATION

    Side effects related to black currant seed oil consist of several breathing difficulties, hives, swelling of skin, rash and tightness of throat. So, always limit the consumption and start the consumption after proper medical intervention. Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to Black Currant, its constituents, or plants in the Saxifragaceae family. Anecdotal information indicates that Black Currant seed oil may cause diarrhea. Furthermore, some people are not able to tolerate Black Currant seed oil in capsule form, resulting in diarrhea and other mild gastrointestinal symptoms. The gamma-linolenic acid in Black Currant may alter blood pressure. Use cautiously in patients with high blood pressure or those taking blood pressure medication. Avoid in patients with hemophilia or those on anticoagulants (blood thinners) unless otherwise recommended by a qualified healthcare provider, as Black Currant may enhance the effects of anticoagulants. Use cautiously in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and in children and the elderly, as their immunity and bodily functions are compromised or underdeveloped. Use cautiosly in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), vitamin C supplements, or in patients with epilepsy. Use cautiously in those with venous disorders, as black currant may increase peripheral blood flow and circulation.

    There are no known interactions associated with Black Currant fruits; however, safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. There are some that state that it should not be used in the presence of cardiac or renal insufficiency. Therefore, if you fall into that category please speak to your health care provider before use.





    BLACK CURRANT HERBAL & RELATED PRODUCTS

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    BLACK CURRANT HERBAL & SEED HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS

    Black Currant fruits are a good source of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals. The seeds of the fruit contain an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linoleic acid (GLA). GLA increases the body's production of prostaglandin E-1 which helps increase blood flow, decrease blood clotting, and reduce inflammation. Black Currant fruits help increase bodily resistance to infections and are a valuable remedy for treating colds and flu. The fresh or vacuum-sealed juice, helps stem diarrhea and calms indigestion. The leaves encourage the elimination of fluids that reduces blood volume, and in turn, lowers blood pressure. An infusion can be used to treat rheumatic pain and whooping cough. Black Currant leaves can be used externally on slow-healing cuts and abscesses, and as a gargle for sore throats and mouth ulcers. A decoction of the bark has been used to treat hemorrhoidal tumors. Black Currant seed oil has been used to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Since prostaglandin regulates the menstrual cycle it is helpful before and during menstruation. Gamma-linoleic acid produces anti-inflammatory prostaglandins as opposed to inflammatory prostaglandins; this leads to lessening of the severity of premenstrual cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties in Black Currant oil are effective against skin irritations when taken orally. The Skin Study Center in Philadelphia found that the Black Currant oil helps with dry skin disorders. The gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) protects against the water loss that contributes to itching and other symptoms associated with dry skin. For cardiovascular disorders, there has been two Canadian studies that have shown the omega-6 fatty acids lowers blood pressure. This is done as the prostaglandins counteract the construction of blood vessels. For rheumatoid arthritis, as an anti-inflammatory agent it works well by decreasing the morning stiffness in the joints. The British Journal of Rheumatology has stated that it may also be effective because of a reduction in the secretion of the inflammatory cytokines (a source of inflammation) 11-1 and TNF-alpha. By preventing their production, the oil offers some relief.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Black Currant Lozenges, Fights Coughs, Sugar Free, Olbas, 24 Lozenges (75158)
    Clears the head, fights coughs, maximum strength, powerful vapors, soothes the throat with vitamin C, cooling menthol and eucalyptus.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Rescue Remedy Pastilles, Bach Flower Essences, 50 Grams (76103)
    A homeopathic remedy for natural stress relief. Alcohol free.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Plus Lutein, Jarrow Formulas, 60 VCaps (76313)
    A New Zealand Black Currant dietary supplement. Supports eye function and promotes eye comfort. Vegan.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil, Solaray, 90 mg, 90 Softgels (Pack of 12) (138615)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds in a liquid softgel. Omega-3 130 mg, GLA 150 mg. UV protected.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil (Ribes Nigrum), GLA, Only Natural, 300 mg, 60 Softgels (109258)
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil, Hexane Free, Health From The Sun, 500 mg, 90 Caps (15364)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds. Guaranteed pure omega-3 (75 mg) and omega 6 GLA (85 mg).
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Now Foods, 500 mg, 100 Softgels (67797)
    A dietary supplement of essential fatty acids. Quality assured - GMP, 70 mg GLA.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Hexane Free, Health From The Sun, 500 mg, 180 Caps (15363)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds. Guaranteed pure omega-3 (75 mg) and omega 6 GLA (85 mg).
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil, Solaray, 600 mg, 90 Softgel (124360)
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Health From The Sun, 1000 mg, 30 Caps (15357)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds. Guaranteed pure omega-3 (150 mg) and omega 6 GLA (170 mg).
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Health From The Sun, 1000 mg, 60 Caps (15362)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds. Guaranteed pure omega-3 (150 mg) and omega 6 GLA (170 mg).
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Health From The Sun, 1000 mg, 60 VCaps (86288)
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Health From The Sun, 1000 mg, 60 Softgels (Pack of 6) (136345)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds in a liquid softgel. Omega-3 130 mg, GLA 150 mg. UV protected.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 1000 mg, 90 Caps (74900)
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Now Foods, 1000 mg, 100 Softgels (110442)
    A essential fatty acids dietary supplement. GMP quality assured. 140 mg GLA.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 1000 mg, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Oil, Health From The Sun, 1000 mg, 180 Softgels (Pack of 6) (132756)
    A dietary supplement from premium seeds in a liquid softgel. Omega-3 130 mg, GLA 150 mg. UV protected.
    HerbsPro: Black Currant Seed Oil, Natures Life, 1200 mg, 60 Softgels (90404)
    Sun food energy providing essential fatty acids as a dietary supplement. 180 mg GLA essential fatty acids.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Black Currant Jelly, Mrs Miller's, 8 oz (Case of 12): GR
    This homemade jelly has a sweet taste that is perfect for spreading on fresh baked breads, bagels and muffins. Each case consists of twelve 8 ounce containers.
    Kalyx: Black Currant Tea, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Juice Powder (Ribes nigrum), Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GV
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Black Currant Leaf Powder, European, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): HP


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

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    Amazon: Black Currants, Bob's Red Mill, 16 oz Package (Pack of 4)

    Bob's Red Mill Currants come from the finest crops of sweet and delicious Zante and Corinth grapes. Currants are similar to raisins but with a tart, stronger flavor. Add them to your favorite baked good recipes or snack on them right out of the bag. All natural. Bob's Red Mill is the most unique flour mill in the Northwest. We use century old stone grinding equipment to freshly mill whole grain products. Delight your family with whole grain goodness.



    Amazon: Original Black Currant Drink, Ribena, 600 ml Bottles (Pack of 4)

    The UK's original number one Black Currant drink with Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. Pack of four, 600-milliliter bottles of the Ribena Original Black Currant drink.



    Amazon: Black Currant Concentrate, Ribena, 600 ml Bottle

    Amazon: Black Currant Concentrate, Ribena, 1 Liter

    Ribena Black Currant flavor drink is a light and refreshing fruit concentrate perfect for staying hydrated in summer. Ribena is also a great drink for sportsmen. The black currant taste nicely balances fruity sweetness with a sharp tartness. Ribena was launched in 1936 to boost blackcurrant production in the UK and was provided for free to children during World War II to replenish their Vitamin C supply. We love the berries because they help give Ribena its unique taste. We are passionate about which berries are special enough to make it into Ribena. That's why Ribena has been loved for generations.



    Amazon: Black Currant Happy Fruits, Vegan Gummy Fruits, Seitenbacher, 3 oz. Bags (Pack of 12)

    With real fruit juice, 100-percent vegan, no gelatin. Good source of fiber. Wheat free, Gluten free, starch free, dairy free, fat free.



    Amazon: Black Currant Jelly, Bonne Maman, 13 oz. Jar

    Black Currant product imported from France. The price is reasonable for an import. Spreads like a jam. Very tasty. Refrigeration is recommended after opening. The product is mainly Black Currant juice and sugar. Black Currants are high in antioxidents, are said to reduce the effects of arthritis, and is being tested for anti-cancer qualities.



    Amazon: Just Black Currant Juice, R.W. Knudsen, 32 fl. oz. Bottle

    Black Currant Juice is a great tasting fruit juice made with uncompromising standards. Ingredients include filtered water in sufficient quantity to reconstitute black currant juice concentrate.



    Amazon: Black Currant (Cassis) All Natural Syrup, Teisseire, 600 ml (20.3 oz.) Bottle

    The most popular mixer for Teisseire in France is plain water for a flavorful thirst quencher (1 part syrup to 7 times water). Hence the cries in a French cafe for un lait fraise (milk with strawberry syrup), un Perrier menthe ( Perrier with mint syrup), une tomate (pastis and grenadine syrup), une mauresque (pastis and orgeat syrup), un diabolo fraise (lemonade and strawberry syrup), or un tango (beer with grenadine syrup).Fruit syrups have always been a part of the French way of drinking, whether mixed with water, Perrier, lemonade, milk, pastis, or even beer. This product contains no preservatives or harmful chemicals. Imported from France, try the syrup in desserts, as a topping, in tea or coffee. Used in France to make natural fruitade, or add to lemonade with water or sparkling water and crushed ice. Makes a great topping for panna cotta, ice cream, or pudding. Tastes delicious and can be used to make smoothies.



    Amazon: Premium Gourmet Black Currant Syrup, Monin, 750 ml Bottle

    Use to make homemade sodas, flavored lemonade, flavored ice cream, cocktails, flavored iced tea, add to fruit salad and can be added to white wine of champagne.



    Amazon: Black Currant Jams, Wilkin & Son Tiptree, 12 oz. Jar (Pack of 2)

    Featured superior quality fruits in imported English preserves. Tiptree started making preserves in 1885 and farming in the Tiptree area for over 300 years.



    Amazon: Black Currant Loose Leaf Black Tea, Tea Forte, 3.5 oz. Tea Tin

    Complex and assertive, black tea is the most consumed of all the teas. Black tea goes through four stages of production- withering, rolling, oxidation and drying/firing. This process results in a penetrating, intense taste and contains more caffeine than less oxidized teas. With a focus on quality, Tea Forte only seeks out small gardens dedicated to quality and sustainable practices, to protect and benefit the people and the land. Tea Forte offers the same high quality blends from our signature pyramid infusers in loose tea form. The weight of the tea ranges from 50 to 130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Each canister makes approximately 35 to 50 delicious cups. Finest quality black tea leaves superbly blended with the bright fruity taste of just-picked currants, with sweet blackberry undertones and floral notes. Use on teaspoon tea leaves per 8 ounce cup of hot water. Steep 3 to 5 minutes.



    Amazon: Black Currant Black Tea, Caffeinated, Harney & Sons, 20 Sachet Tea Tin

    Harney & Sons caffeinated black currant black tea. Black Currant brews a medium brown with an aroma of black currants. Each tin contains 20 tea sachets. Kosher.



    Amazon: Black Currant Oil Dietary Supplement, Double Strength, Now Foods, 1000 mg, 100 Softgels

    Now Foods Black Currant Oil is extracted from black currant seeds that produce a valuable nutritional oil containing 14-percent GLA. Each softgel contains almost double the GLA content of Evening Primrose Oil. Black Currant oil is derived from the ribesnigrum plant better known as Black Currant. It regulates the menstrual cycle and premenstrual syndrome in women.



    Amazon: Black Currant Seed Oil, 100% Pure, Undiluted Refined Cold Pressed Carrier Oil, Botanical Beauty, 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz.)

    Black Currant Seed Oil is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid including Omega 3, 6 and 9. Black Currant oil contains up to 15-percent GLA. The oil is a very potent antioxidant. Black Currant Seed Oil is used effectively to moisturize and improve skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, dryness and skin lies. It regenerates skin cells. Black Currant Seed Oil is also the perfect choice for all of your bath, body ad skin care. It can aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Black Currant Seed Oil helps hair problems including dryness, brittleness, thinning, or splitting. It strenghtens and moisturizes the hair and scalp. Black Currant Seed Oil promotes silky soft hair, prevents moisture loss and adds elasticity and suppleness, and also provides an immediate sparkle and shine. Black Currant Seed Oil helps for nail problems such as weak or brittle nails and helps to keep nails strong and healthy.


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