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By. Polaroma



This woody shrub in part of the family Grossulariaceae grown for its piquant berries and is native to Europe and Asia. 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. Also the seed oil is rich in many nutrients, especially in vitamin E, and is a natural source of both omega-3 essential fatty acid (alpha linolenic acid or ALA) and omega-6 gamma linoleic acid (GLA). Both promote cardiovascular health. 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, stomachache, etc.


Blackcurrant is very shy and awaits your appearance. When you touch and greet the plant, it greets you back with an awesome aroma! All the parts of black currant are aromatic—leaves, stems, buds, berries... In perfumery compared to the artificial berry bases defined as "cassis", the natural blackcurrant bud absolute comes off as greener and lighter with a characteristic touch of cat. But other plants share some of the particular note, though they're less used in perfumes, such as the leaves of the South African buchu, with which it pairs when the desired effect is to reinforce the feline.

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