Gemmotherapy Ribes nigrum (Black currant)

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-02-24 (EDT)

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Ribes nigrum or Blackcurrant, is widespread in the wild throughout Europe. It is a shrub about two metres high. The leaves have three to five lobes and alternate, with small essential oil glands located on their underside. The small flowers of this shrub droop in clusters and bloom in the spring.[1]

Key notes

  • Anti-allergenic[2]
  • Cortisone-like activity
  • Chronic diseases

Therapeutic actions

Clinical indications


  1. Ledoux Frank and Gueniot Gerard (2012) Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris, Spain.
  2. Dr. Reckeweg (2012) Product Catalog, Bio Lonreco. Quebec.