Blackcurrant: Good for Building
fruit of the blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) has a very high vitamin
C content and tastes wonderful in the form of jelly, syrup or fruit juice,
says Rolf Stühmer in his book The Big Book of Health. Thus it is
good for building up resistance; one glass of hot blackcurrant juice when
you have the flu, sweetened with honey, works wonders.
Tea made from the leaves of the blackcurrant increases the flow of urine and induces heavy perspiration. This is why the tea is also used for rheumatic diseases. A decoction — 30 grams to one liter of water — of which two to three cups are sipped daily, makes an excellent kidney treatment, says Stühmer.