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Generic: Black Currant
treats Musculoskeletal conditions, Rheumatoid arthritis, High blood pressure, Nutrition supplementation, Stress, Antioxidant, Night vision, Immunomodulation, and Chronic venous insufficiency
               



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Tradition

WARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Alcoholism, anti- inflammatory, antithrombotic (blood thinner), atopic dermatitis, bladder stones, breast tenderness, calculus (hardened plaque), cardioprotective, cardiovascular disease (heart disease), chronic inflammatory conditions, cleansing (tea), colds, colic, convulsions, coughs, cramps, depression, diaphoretic (promotes sweating), diarrhea, diuretic, dropsy, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), edema, gout (foot inflammation), Helicobacter pylori, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, influenza, insect bites, liver and gallbladder complaints, menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorders, osteoarthritis, pain, prevention of upper respiratory tract infections, respiratory problems, rheumatism, skin disorders, sore throat, tumors (hemorrhoidal), weight loss, whooping cough, wounds.

Dosing

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- 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- 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- 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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