Black Currant Seed
ribes nigrum

Escentials of Australia

Black Currant Seed <br><i><small>ribes nigrum</small></i></br>

Sourced from cold pressed seeds of Chinese origin, this oil is reddish-brown in colour with a characteristic berry oil odour. Renowned for its therapeutic properties over the years, primarily due to its good balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Its high Gamma Linolenic Acid GLA content up to about 17, it nearly twice that of Evening Primrose oil, and in addition about 13 of its makeup is the omega 3 fatty acid, alphalinolenic acid ALA.  It has a wide range of health care uses, and can be used in skin up to about 10% is a good ball park figure and facial up to about 5%




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