Generic: Black Currant
treats Musculoskeletal conditions, Rheumatoid arthritis, High blood pressure, Nutrition supplementation, Stress, Antioxidant, Night vision, Immunomodulation, and Chronic venous insufficiency
EvidenceDISCLAIMER: These uses have been tested in humans or animals. 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 is currently a lack of information in humans on the effectiveness of black currant juice as an antioxidant.
Chronic venous insufficiency (a blood flow disorder):
Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which damaged valves in the veins or a blood clot in the leg may cause ongoing swelling or blood pooling in the legs. Black currant treatment may benefit women with blood flow disorders, such as chronic venous insufficiency. More study is needed in this area.
High blood pressure:
Patients with hypertension have blood pressure above the normal range. Black currant seed oil supplementation may lower blood pressure, although additional study is needed in this area.
There is currently a lack of information in humans on the effectiveness of black currant seed oil in changing immune system function.
Musculoskeletal conditions (stiffness):
Results are conflicting and more study is warranted to determine whether black currant is effective for muscle stiffness.
Certain components in black currant called anthocyanosides may be helpful for improving night vision. However, additional studies are needed.
Nutrition supplementation (phenylketonuria):
There is currently a lack of information in humans on the effectiveness of black currant seed oil for nutrition supplementation in phenylketonuric patients.
Early study shows promise for the use of black currant seed oil in reducing the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. However, additional study is needed to confirm these findings.
There is currently a lack of information in humans on the effectiveness of black currant seed oil for stress. More research is needed in this area.