Currant leaves (Ribes nigrum folia)

Perennial shrub or tree. The currant is considered a kind of storehouse of useful substances and vitamins, since it contains the following vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B9, E, K, P, A and D, as well as pectin, carotenoids, sugars, organic and phosphoric acid, tanning substances, essential oil, vitamins of group K, salts of phosphorus, potassium and iron.

Currant leaves are also a very good source of vitamin C, phytoncides, magnesium, manganese.

Apart from the fact that blackcurrant leaves make a wonderful tea, which has a tonic effect, they also have medicinal properties because they contain biologically active and tanning substances, essential oils, vitamins and phytoncides.

The leaves are also successfully applied in cardiovascular diseases, gastritis and gout.

A tincture of black currant leaves is commonly used for medicinal purposes.

Our plantation is young and small in area , with drip irrigation established. Trends are to expand the planted area. We harvest the leaves in July – August. We dry in the shade.

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