Spring doesn't always have to be seen as an enemy by allergy sufferers! No, I'm not kidding, you can really draw the beauty of this season without sneezing with every blink of an eye.
The Ribes Nigrum plant is unmistakable for its intense aroma, it is a brightly colored shrub , native to the mountainous areas of Europe and central-northern Asia.
It is attributed anti- inflammatory and anti- allergic properties, revealing itself particularly valuable when spring arrives.
In addition, it supports joint function and that of the urinary tract and promotes the drainage of body fluids.
Its action is linked to the presence in the buds of essential oil , flavonoids and glycosides which act as stimulants of the adrenal glands in the production of cortisol , a hormone that helps the body a react to inflammations . For this reason it is considered a " cortison-like ", that is a plant with an action similar to that of cortisone.
To benefit from the preventive action of Currant it is essential to start before the actual arrival of spring and take it constantly, for a synergistic action it is possible to associate the Perilla which thanks to the presence of Omega-3 with anti- inflammatory properties, helps to counteract the allergic symptoms.
The molecules present inside the buds give this fruit vasoprotective properties, in fact it is also recommended for those with capillary and couperose fragility.
Useful in case of:
- Painful rheumatic affections
- Generalized and local inflammatory processes
- Allergic syndromes
- Hives, eczema
- Joint painful manifestations of arthrosis
The molecules in black currant give this fruit anti- inflammatory , astringent and neuroprotective properties.
After the Second World War, due to the lack of Vitamin C in the population, the British government encouraged the population itself to grow Currants , even today the syrup obtained from these berries is prescribed for children who have vitamin deficiencies .
The Romans also used currant leaves as a healing agent for wounds, to combat constipation and for flu symptoms .
On the market there are different types of Currants and to benefit from the properties of each they must be consumed at the right time:
- the red currant from May to August
- black currant in autumn
Furthermore, from the berries of the currant is obtained a famous liqueur called " Crème de cassis " which releases the typical taste of berries in the mouth. Don't fool us though: lots of glasses of the liqueur won't bring you the same benefits as berries!