Specialty Natural Oils
CURRANT SEED OIL
The Black Currant is a European plant that grows hanging yellow flowers
as well as black fruit. The oil possesses linoleic and gamma linolenic
Black Currant Seed Oil is not suitable for cooking; rather it is taken
as an oral supplement. It is claimed to improve the immune system and
to help develop resistance to infection and viruses. It is also claimed
to reduce inflammation, and to improve morning stiffness in patients
with rheumatoid arthritis.
Other claims are that Black Currant Seed Oil produces prostaglandins
in the body, which seem to have a great effect on the cardiovascular
system, that it counteracts blood vessel constriction, helps to lower
high blood pressure, and inhibits platelet/vessel wall adhesion.
In addition to all this, Black Currant Seed Oil is claimed to help alleviate
menstrual cramps and reduce the symptoms of PMS, including depression.
It may also have an effect on the female bodys production of estrogen,
which influences both PMS and menopause.
Lastly, Black Currant Seed Oil may help to alleviate chronic inflammatory
skin conditions and dermatitis.
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