Inflammation/Asthma
BLACKCURRANT ANTHOCYANINS HAVE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
 
-Natural Asthma Remedies-

Blackcurrant anthocyanins are a powerful anti-inflammatory agent with the ability to dampen the effects of and responses to inflammation, as well as affect some of the leading inflammatory causes.

Lung inflammation is a main symptom of asthma, whose etiology involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors that are epitomized by a dysregulated allergen-induced immune response to otherwise inert substances.

Test results have shown that New Zealand Black currants may inhibit asthma before it starts. By treating lung cells with blackcurrant polyphenolic extracts (BCP) and either IL4 or IL13, the usually occurring secretion of CCL26 was stopped, and this secretion is what would typically cause asthmatic symptoms. Blackcurrant extracts also worked with interferon-y to suppress the secretion of CCL26, better than the two separate entities inhibited the secretion individually. Blackcurrant’s ability to inhibit this secretion could mean putting an elimination of asthmatic symptoms before they originate.

BLACKCURRANTS HEALTH BENEFITS FOR ASTHMA

BLACKCURRANTS PROANTHOCYANIDIS RELIEVE LUNG INFLAMMATION

Blackcurrants exhibit beneficial effects on the causes of asthma, on IFN-γ, STAT-6 and STAT-1 activation, and new data has revealed uses of blackcurrant proanthocyanidins on lung inflammation and related asthma causes.

Blackcurrants also offer relief from hay fever, and recently sufferers have begun replacing medical prescriptions with natural remedies for their hay fever symptoms. Food with naturally high vitamin C contents are thought to relieve not only congestion, but also the inflammation associated with sore throat and sinus passages. New Zealand Blackcurrants have proven to have an impressively high vitamin C content that is 4 times as high as the vitamin C content of oranges.

   

 

The essential fatty acid Omega-6 GLA that is naturally found in New Zealand Blackcurrant Seed Oil (15% standardized) has powerful anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties, including the ability to prevent serum arachidonic acid accumulation in humans and alter the eicosanoid production.