Blackcurrants are rich in many nutrients, especially in vitamin E, and are a natural source of both omega-3 essential fatty acid (alpha linolenic acid or ALA) and omega-6 gamma linoleic acid (GLA). .
All parts of the plant can be used in tinctures and have high anti-inflammatory properties. It's good for helping fight colds, bronchitis, headache, and stomachache.
This shrub is native to Europe and Asia and is also very popular for its medicinal properties. The berries and leaves have a high vitamin C content, carotene, good levels of potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B, calcium, essential oils and a broad range of other essential nutrients.