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What does black currant contain?

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Black currant contains:

Some researchers believe these may help the immune system and lessen inflammation.

  • Anthocyanidin, a type of pigment
  • Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid
  • Alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and other omega-6 fats

From: Black Currant WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Black Currant."

Lyall, K. , July 2009. American Journal of Physiology

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary Health Approaches."

Cochrane Summaries: "Herbal therapy for rheumatoid arthritis."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Essential Fatty Acids."

Natural Standard: "Black currant (Ribes nigrum)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Black Currant."

Lyall, K. , July 2009. American Journal of Physiology

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary Health Approaches."

Cochrane Summaries: "Herbal therapy for rheumatoid arthritis."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Essential Fatty Acids."

Natural Standard: "Black currant (Ribes nigrum)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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