Blackcurrant: Medicinal plant used in dried leaves against rheumatic disorders and in berries against sore throats, it can be found in capsules or tablets.


Portuguese name: Groselha
Binomial name: Ribes nigrum
French name: Cassis , groseiller noir
English name: Blackcurrant, Quinsy Berry
German name: Schwarze Johannisbeere
Italian name: ribes nero




Flavonoids, vitamin C, proanthocyanidin, pectin

parts used

Dried leaves and dried berries

gooseberry effects

On dried currant leaves

Internal use (infusion, drops, pills,…)

Diuretic, prostaglandin inhibitor

External use (ointments,…)


On dried currant berries

Antimicrobial, soothing.


On dried currant leaves

Internal use (infusion, drops, pills,…):

Rheumatism disorders: arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout. Urinary disorders, heavy legs, diarrhea (mild) [in currant juice]

External use (ointment,…):

Injuries, insect bites

On dried currant berries

Sore throat, flu syndrome, hoarseness.

Secundary effects

we do not know


we do not know


we do not know

Currant-based preparations

– Currant leaf infusion (currant tea)

– Gooseberry capsules

– Gooseberry syrup

– currant bullets

– gooseberry juice

Where does the gooseberry grow?

Gooseberry grows in Europe and America. It is a plant widely cultivated in gardens.

When to harvest currant berries?

The berries are usually ripe in the month of August.


Blackcurrant is often used in sweets during the winter against sore throats, mild coughs, throat irritation and hoarseness. Thanks to the gelation content of the candies, they are effective and pleasant in taste for mild winter oral infections.

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