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Black currant – Buds


Key notes:

  • Anti-allergenic
  • Cortisone-like activity; adrenal tonic, anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic action
  • Chronic disease


Therapeutic actions:

Ribes nigrum already recommended by the abbot of Montaran in 1712 under the name “elixir of life“, Ribes nigrum was considered as a true panacea because it was told to support human longevity. It is the bud to take to help in all cases of varied pathology. It is adaptogenic, meaning it has a normalising action, both physical and mental, independent of the direction of the disease. It can be given safely over a long period.

Recommended in the 18th century as an “Elixir of Life“, Ribes nigrum bud is one of the most widely applicable of the extracts known in gemmotherapy. A very effective and potent tonic, it has been shown to have a salutary effect throughout the human body. It also enhances the effect of other plants with which it may be associated.

Stimulates cortico-steroid production and regulates the pituitary function. It increases adrenal activity, stimulates the metabolism, regulates the immune system, increases resistance, prevents degeneration and enhances the action of other gemmotherapic.

Natural cortisone (anti-inflammatory / antiallergenic/ anti-infectious).

It is a stimulant of the adrenal glands, kidneys, liver and pancreas.

Adaptogens – Regulates and reinforces the adaptive syndrome. Helps repair the adrenals of patients who have received corticosteroids for a long period of time.

Chemoprotector – Prevents and removes the side effects of chemotherapy & other allopathic drugs.


Yang remedy, the Ribes nigrum bud macerate is indicated in any acute or chronic pathology.


Contra-indications: Presence of elevated cortisol levels /DHEA. Presence of Cushing’s disease or adrenal tumours.

Caution: To be taken in the morning (tonic activity + cortisone-like) as it may interfere with sleep.


HerbalGem gemmo complexes that contain Ribes nigrum:

G19 ACN-GEM (acne complex)

G1 ALL-GEM (allergy complex)

G2 ART-GEM (joints complex)

G3 CAL-GEM (anti-stress complex)

G22 DER-GEM (skin complex)

G9 IMM-GEM (immunity complex)

G15 SIN-GEM (sinus complex)

G20 DEPURASAP (fresh birch sap enriched with buds)

G21 CELLUSAP (fresh birch sap enriched with buds)

G28 ARTISAP (fresh birch sap enriched with buds)


Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.


Ingredients | Each drop contains:

Ribes nigrum* (Black currant buds) (extract 1:20 … 2.5 mg) 0.05 ml

Non-medicinal ingredients: alcohol, water, glycerin.

*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1

G34 | Ribes nigrum (50ml)

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