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Currant (Ribes nigrum)



Sweaty, blood-purifying, constipating, astringent, diuretic, cleansing

Areas of application:

Gout, rheumatism, inflammation of the urinary tract, pregnancy poisoning, hardening of the arteries, diarrhea, liver problems, arthritis, lung diseases, urinary tract diseases, general blood purification, whooping cough, is a preventative against colds, burns, arteriosclerosis, intestinal disorders, cough, hoarseness

Plant parts used:

Leaves and fruits

Collection time:

June to July

To find:

The currant is only very rarely found as a wild plant; it is already on the “Red List”. Otherwise it can be found in gardens.


Tannins, plant acid, flavonoids, essential oil, sugar, calcium, iron, carotene, vitamin B1, B2, C


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of currant leaves, let steep for 10 minutes, drink 3 cups daily.

With 170 mg of vitamin C in 100 g, the currant has one of the highest values of local plants and is one of our healthiest berries.

In natural cosmetics, a mild antiperspirant can be made from the alcoholic extract from the leaves.


Hildegard von Bingen: Black currants in particular are good for healthy and sick people. The fruit drives out evil and purifies the juices.

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