an Alternative to Natural Health
Nature's Sunshine Products
The Black Currant plant has been used historically in British gardens. It is found growing all over Europe and is now found in the United States. It is seen especially in northern England and Scotland. Black Currant is from the family saxifragacea. It grows in shady, cool, woody, mountain regions.
The leaves possess diuretic properties as well as the ability to reduce fevers. It acts as a cleansing agent to wounds and ulcers. The nutritive value of the berries makes it beneficial as a tonic. The juice found in the berries have antiseptic properties and is an effective blood purifier to help in anemia and prevent miscarriage and most problems of pregnancy. The juice is used for kidney ailments, Colic, pains and combating colds, to restore the nervous system and general weakness of the body.
The leaves contain ethereal oil. tannin, vitamins C and P (bioflavinoids), and pectin. The berries are rich in vitamin C, rutin, and vitamin B complex. They also contain organic acids and minerals.
BLACK CURRANT OIL is now hailed as a wonder plant being sought for its valuable properties which are locked in the tiny seeds of the fruit. The seeds contain the unique oil that is so lacking in the American diet. This is an essential oil that our bodies need desperately and can no longer produce. This rare oil unlocks the needed Gamma Linolenic Acid that is very rare and only found in mothers’ milk. The tiny seeds from the black currant fruit are found to contain from 16% to 18% GLA. This rare oil GLA is vital to health because it helps produce and essential hormone-like substance (Prostaglandin PGE-1) which controls every organ in the body, including boosting the immune system. Prostaglandins are very special substances which are produced in the body from polyunsaturated fatty acids. They act as biological regulators, controlling the action of the body cells and organs. They have a very short life of about one second and are only produced by the body when and where they are needed, each one having a unique and specific effect. Their role in helping to regulate many physiological processes is widely acknowledged.
It is proven as an essential nutrient for a healthy immune system as vitamin A and C. It has been proven over and over again how important herbs are to the health and well-being of the body. Evening Primrose Oil was hailed as a wonder plant and now Black Currant Oil takes the spotlight as a natural source of GLA. This natural source provides twice the concentration of GLA than is found in Evening Primrose Oil.
Black Currant Oil provides two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alphalinolenic and the unique stearic-doni acid, which must be supplied in the diet. Research has discovered that those deficient in GLA are susceptible to every communicable disease that comes along. The oil in these tiny seeds help to improve blood circulation, metabolism and vital to growth and reproduction. Babies get GLA from mothers milk have this extra boost for proper growth and protection in this immune system against bacteria and viruses.
With the growing concern for the modern day plagues that are confronting us (AIDS. Candida, and etc.) the immune system needs all the nutritional boost and protection it can get. If the body is not supplied with the essential fatty acids, physical problems can develop. The most profound ailments seem to develop because of a weakened immune system, from babies to the aged. Crib deaths are seen more often with bottle fed babies than in breast fed babies. Many scientists feel that a malfunctioning immune system is the underlying cause of crib death in infants. It is also believed that a weakened immune system makes a person illness susceptible, puts a great strain on the body and cause premature ageing. Experiments with animals show that there is a relationship between loss of the ability to convert linoleic acid into the GLA and aging.
In an article in Bestways, Sept. 1981, Alan Donald says, "The list of factors that blocks the formation of GLA from cis-linoleic acid is not yet complete, but even our current knowledge on the subject is already quite disturbing. The known causes of inadequate GLA formation are:
BLACK CURRANT OIL BENEFITS:
Alcoholism, Allergies, Arthritis, Bowel problems, Breast pain, Brittle nails, Candida, Cancer, Capillary fragility, Cholesterol (lowers), COUGHS (NERVOUS), Cramps (menstrual), Female disorders, Eczema, Glaucoma, Gout, Hair loss, Headaches (migraine), Heart ailments, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, Hyperactivity, Immune system, Kidney ailments, Mental depression, Multiple sclerosis, NERVES, Neuralgia, Obesity, PMS, Rheumatism, Sedative effect, Skin irritations &. Diseases, Throat infections, ULCERS, WHOOPING COUGH
Black Currant (90 soft gel Capsules)