Black Currant Cancer Cure

Black currant can assist in a holistic cancer treatment. Black currant will not cure cancer alone but in combination with other herbs, juices and therapies, black currant will boost cancer treatment effectiveness. Black currant other names include currant, johannisbeere, ribes, groseille, French cassis and bes.

Black currant belongs to the family of Ribes berry native to central and northern Europe and northern Asia and is a perennial. Black currant tastes sweet that’s why it’s used to make jams and juices. Black currant has medical usages and contain compounds that can cure cancer.

Black Currant Historical Medical Usage
The list of therapeutic properties of the black currant fruits was presented in the 18th century by the abbot Bailley de Montaran, from the monastery of Dijon. He underlined their wonderful tonic qualities, considering the currant as an elixir of youth. Black currant was used for centuries in Chinese folk medicine as a diuretic, diaphoretic, and febrifuge, and as an ingredient in nutraceuticals, wines, juices, and jams in China and Europe. In external use, the mixtures from black currant fruits are used for treating abcess, dermatosis, eczemas, insect stings or hits.

Black Currant was used in “Syrupus Ribis Fructus BPC” (100 parts red currants, 10 parts red cherries, 5 parts black currants) as a flavoring and coloring agent. Black currant was use in colds, both as laxative and cooling.

Black Currant Properties

Containing tannin, vitamin C, potassium salts, and essential oil, the black currant is a good diuretic, anti-sclerotic, pectoral, stomachic, anti-diaretic, anti-colitic, anti-stringent, and hypotensive.

Black Currant Medical Benefits

Compounds in black currants may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in the current issue of Chemistry & Industry magazine. Compounds in black currants may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in the current issue of Chemistry & Industry magazine. The black currant diet is useful against rheumatism, arthritis and gout. The plant stimulates digestion, stimulates the functioning of the liver, pancreas, spleen and kidneys.

Black currants are also useful against tiredness and overwork. The diet with these fruits is also recommended to plethoric and lymphatic people and to women who suffer from circulation disorders due to menopause. Black currant is recommended as a systemic anti-inflammatory agent with actions similar to those of natural cortisone, in cutaneous, acute and chronic allergies, bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, and diabetic retinopathy.

Black Currant For Cancer

Black currants may also have cancer-fighting properties. “The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” featured a study on December 2004 that discussed the effects of several species of berries on breast and colon cancer cells. Black currants were included in the study, and researchers found that the vitamin C content, anthocyanins, flavanoids and other substances in the berries may be effective in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Blackcurrant possesses strong antioxidant action due to presence of anthocyanin. The growth of various cancer cell lines, including prostate cancer also was strongly inhibited with blackcurrant or French cassis berries due to its antioxidant action.

The berries of black currant are rich in polyphenolic compounds and especially in anthocyanins, demonstrating antioxidant activity. Antioxidant activities of plant products contribute multiple health benefits. Researchers evaluated 13 black currant juices and found anthocyanin content or vitamin C attributed 70% of the antioxidant capacity of the juices. And, the antioxidant activity of the anthocyanin was most intense at neutral pHs.

Black Currant Juice

Natural currant juice obtained from 400 fruits and 4 big leaves. It can be consumed simply or diluted in 200-500ml water, 3-4 times a day. It has beneficial effects against digestive inflammations and febrile states. Throat washes can be made with it more times a day for treating inflamed tonsils and throat aches.

Black Currant Dosage

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.

Black Currant Precautions

Black currant seems to be safe when used as food, or when black currant berry or seed oil is used appropriately as medicine. Not enough is known about the use of black currant during pregnancy and breast-feeding. There are no known side effects or contradictions from using black currant.

Black Currant Products

Black currant can be bought in powder, juice and supplements. Search for Black Currant Products in Google

Black Currant Research Links

Black currant juice and other berry fruits as inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and suppression of the activitation of TNF(tumor necrosis factor).

In laboratories, mice with cancer were given two kinds of blackcurrant’s simple sugars, arabinose and galactose. The two appeared to slow down their tumor growths.

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