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Blackcurrant Anthocyanins can Aid in the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Diseases

The use of plant-based supplements as an alternative to preventing and treating several ailments is increasingly gaining market. Plants have a group of phytochemicals, responsible for their coloration, called anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve some symptoms and the progression of diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes, cataract, cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and […]

Black Currant Not Just Another Berry

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By: DALLAS CLOUATRE, PHD In this age of marketing of new fruits of every stripe—“super,” “exotic,” “rainforest,” etc. — it is easy to overlook the fact the best of the fruits for many purposes may be those long known. Bilberry is a good example. Black currant is another. Also called the cassis berry (Ribes nigrum), […]

Blackcurrant can Reduce Eye Blood Pressure in Open-Angle Glaucoma patients

A study carried out by a group of scientists from Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine and the Yagi Hospital of Jiko Medical Association in Japan, have found that the daily consumption of blackcurrant anthocyanins slowed down the visual field deterioration and elevation of ocular blood flow (high eye blood pressure) in patients with open-angle […]