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Native to Europe and Northern parts of Asia, the Black Currant is a woody bush that is widely cultivated for it's berries. A member of the Grossulariaceae family, the black currant bush (Ribes nigrum) has been used in traditional medicine for quite sometime. All parts of the black currant bush have been decocted for traditional medicine including its leaves, roots, fruit, and bark. The seed of the Black Currant comes from the fruit, and the Oil is then extracted from the seed. Though the Black Currant is most commonly known as a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) this plant also contains high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, and polyphenols. It is said to be beneficial for healthy growth of hair, nails, and skin.
Appearance - Yellow Liquid
Odor - Slightly Fatty
Fatty Acid Compostion:
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Posted by David Karl on 7th Mar 2018
I use 5% in my facial oils and I find it to be highly anti-inflammatory. Absorbs in seconds and leaves no oily feeling.
Posted by David keith on 3rd Oct 2017
I used it to help a friend with acne, does wonders for the skin, mixed with a little
Fractionated coconut oil, clary sage,lemon,and helichrysum, it soaks right in and in less than a month has produced noticeable changes..an 80% reduction in
Visible acne, now I'm using yarrow occasionally to help with the scarring