Black currant is a plant. People use the seed oil, leaves, fruit, and flowers to make medicine. Black currant seed oil is used for treating high cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), and breast pain (mastodynia).
In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants have plenty of antioxidants and anthocyanins. These can help strength your immune system, soothe sore throats, and ease flu symptoms. Blackcurrant leaves also have a range of properties, including: antimicrobial.