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The healing power of redcurrants

The medicinal effects of redcurrants

Like blackcurrants, redcurrants have medicinal effects. They reduce fever, boost the appetite, retard or stop the flow of blood and promote the removal of waste materials via perspiration. Generally speaking, redcurrants promote digestion and have a slight laxative effect. They also favour the discharge of toxic substances from the body. Redcurrants are ideal for a detox diet.

The nutritional value of redcurrants

Redcurrants contain large quantities of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients. They are a source of vitamins B1 and C. They also contain the following minerals: iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. Redcurrants moreover contain phytonutrients belonging to the group of anthocyanins. The high concentration of fibre in the tiny berries helps to promote healthy, uniform digestion, preventing major fluctuations in blood sugar levels. In this respect, redcurrants prevent tiredness and are very effective for people suffering from diabetes type II.

12 indications for the use of redcurrants for medicinal purposes

Fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants. Redcurrants have a medicinal effect because of the phytonutrients anthocyanins, which commonly occur as antioxidants in red fruit. This makes the berries a natural means of preventing cancer, diabetes, heart diseases and symptoms of old age in general. Herb experts in Europe moreover prescribe redcurrants for the following 12 diseases.

  1. Obesity
  2. Rheumatism
  3. Spleen problems
  4. Pain in the urinary passages
  5. Anorexia
  6. Bladder problems
  7. Cirrhosis
  8. Low blood pressure
  9. Liver problems
  10. Tiredness
  11. General symptoms of weakness
  12. Bilious disorders

Source: http://mens-en-gezondheid.infonu.nl/gezonde-voeding/100353-de-geneeskracht-van-rode-bes.html

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