Red currant berries and red currant roots have both healthy properties.
The fruits of red currant contain vitamin A, B, C and K and mineral salts such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, copper. You can eat the fruits, the jelly or drink the juice. Red currant is refreshing and laxative, it is able to stimulate digestion. In addition to this it is able to purify the body from toxins, for this reason red currant can be used in case of rheumatism, gout, inflammations of the urinary tract such as cystitis. The fruits can be squeezed and applied externally in case of wounds, sun burns, traumas.
Roots are particularly indicated in case of albuminuria. In this case prepare a decoction by adding a handful of red currant roots cut into pieces in one liter of cold water, heat to boiling and boil for some minutes. Strain and drink three cups a day.