Black Currant Tea
Pungent and fruity, black currant tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea that is made of the leaves and fruit of the black currant plant. The tea has a dark purple color and a full-bodied taste reminiscent of fresh berries.
In addition to tea made of the berries and leaves of the black currant bush, you can also find black tea flavored with the leaves of the black currant bush.
Health Benefits of Black Currant
Black currantS has been used since the Middle Ages to treat a variety of ailments. It is known to stimulate digestion and improve the functioning of the liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas.
The abbot Bailley de Montaran of the Dijon Monastery was the first person to publicly present the health benefits and tonic qualities of black currant.
Nutrients that black currant contains include:
Since they are rich with anthocyanins, black currants may may help complement and/or potentially replace anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen in some people. The leaves of the black currant bush may be beneficial for people suffering from oliguria due to their diuretic properties.
Additionally, drinking black currant tea may be helpful in treating and preventing several other diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease, diarrhea, dysentery, cancer, allergies, and asthma. Black currants are also known to improve circulation in menopausal women.
How to Prepare Black Currant Tea
To make tea from the dried fruits of the black currant bush, add a teaspoon of the dried fruits to 250ml of water and put it over the stove until it boils.
After the water starts bubbling, turn off the heat and let the black currants infuse for around 30 minutes. Or to maximize your enjoyment of the herbal tea and its health benefits, mix the dried fruit with the leaves and infuse them together.
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