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    the bud  Cassis is versatile, it is known for its general anti-inflammatory action: allergies, joints, anti-fatigue, antirheumatic, diuretic, immuno-regulator and stimulant.

    This Cassis bud macerate is certified organic by Ecocert (FR-BIO-01) and  guaranteed 100% grown, harvested and processed on site (Lot) by Gemmessence.


    Always take between meals (at least 15 minutes)

    1. For an acute physiological problem: 15 drops twice a day at sunrise and at bedtime.
    2. For a physiological problem of medium intensity: 10 drops twice a day at sunrise and at bedtime.
    3. For prevention or maintenance (without particular pathology): 5 drops twice a day at sunrise and at bedtime.

    Avoid dilution in water and as much as possible keep the drops under the tongue where they will spread more quickly and without loss in the blood.

    Precautions for use

    There are no contraindications to the use of gemmotherapy but certain precautions:

    Avoid the use of gemmotherapy in people with alcohol withdrawal or epilepsy. Respect the maximum dosage of 5 drops per day of gemmotherapy extract

    concentrated in pregnant women.

    Do not give buds with a hormonal action (bilberry, raspberry, sequoia, oak) to a pregnant woman or to a woman with a history of hormone-dependent cancer.

    In children under 15, respect a dosage of 1 drop per 10 kg of body weight per day.


    Cassis Gemmotherapy can be taken over the long term 3 weeks out of 4.

    Taking it in the morning when you wake up is the most important, around 8 am the body naturally secretes cortisone and it is therefore the perfect time to supplement with Blackcurrant which is " cortisone mimetic ".

    Main indications

    • Systemic and anti-inflammatory action
    • General anti-allergic
    • Adrenal glands
    • Respiratory
    • ENT
    • Osteoporosis-articular apparatus
    • Urogenital tract

    I. General ailments

    Allergies in general (food, chronic, drug) Inflammations in general, Antioedema, Antioxidant, Asthenia, Detoxifying (drugs), Inflammation of the mucous membranes, chilliness, Hepatitis.

    II. Cardiovascular

    Artheriopathies, Artheritis in general, Arterial hypotension, Vasculitis in general.

    III. Cutaneous apparatus

    Acne, Psoriasis, eczema, urticaria, itching, inflammatory skin syndromes.

    IV. Urogenital system

    Inflammatory urinary syndrome, prostatitis, (in combination with Heather, Calluna vulgaris).

    V. Digestive system

    Inflammatory syndromes, food allergies.

    VI. Endocrine and glandular system


    VII. Lymphatic system

    Lymphatic oedemas.

    VIII. Central nervous system


    VIII. Immune system

    Anti-infective, immunoregulator.

    IX. Ocular system

    Conjunctivitis, rhinitis, neuritis of the optic nerve, retinopathy in general.

    X. Respiratory system

    Respiratory allergies, respiratory infections, rhinitis, tracheitis, tracheobronchitis.

    XI. Skeletal and osteo-articular systems

    Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Inflammatory rheumatism and Osteoarthritis (in combination with Vitis vinifera vine, and Pinus Montana pine), Oesteo-articular inflammatory syndrome, Ankylosing spondyloarthritis, Tendonitis.

    Indications at the mental level

    Blackcurrant is an extraordinary plant with an intoxicating aromatic scent that gives us immense positivity. The simple fact of passing by a plant while slightly moving the branches gives us a deep breath of well-being, even in winter without the leaves! Blackcurrant is one of the panaceas of the temperate zones, it is a revitalizing agent of great gentleness and great power both physically and mentally. It restores energy and willpower.


    Described by Nicolas Lémery in the 17th century, Cassis was mainly named Groselier and these leaves had the following virtues: "Diuretic, good for Rabies"

    Latin name

    Ribes nigrum


    Origin of Central Europe and Asia.

    Under hermaphoditic shrub. The leaves are embossed and contain essential oils (as well as in the buds). The whole plant is strongly aromatic which is a distinctive element.

    Employee part:

    Let's move in the spring.


    The Cassis easily adapts to different soils with a preference for the middle mountains.



    In the Middle Ages (12th century) Saint Hildegarde Von Bingen advised in her book: "The book of subtleties and divine creatures", 8 tree buds to treat in herbal medicine: Birch, Blackcurrant , Chestnut, Rosehip, Ash , Poplar, Apple and Linden.

    Horae ad usus Romanum, known as Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne, Jean Bourdichon (1457?-1521). Highlighter

    Studies and references

    About Gemmotherapy

    Henry Pol. Gemmotherapy, therapy with plant embryonic extracts. Author's edition. Brussels, 1982.

    Anti-inflammatory virtues

    • M. Tétau, “Ribes nigrum, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent,” DOLISOS newsletter n°15, 1991.

    Resistance to cold

    • M. Tétau, A.-M. Binsard and J. Guillemain, “Ribes nigrum buds: anti-inflammatory of plant origin,” Cahiers de Biothérapeute, n° 63, pp. 69-72, 1979.
    • O. Rolland, A.-M. Binsard, and J. Raynaud, “The Flavonic Glycosides of the Buds of Ribes nigrum,” Plantes Médicinales et Phytothérapie, vol. XI, no. 3, pp. 222-229, 1977.

    Anti-inflammatory, edema

    • M. Tétau, A.-M. Binsard and J. Guillemain, “Ribes nigrum buds: anti-inflammatory of plant origin,” Cahiers de Biothérapeute, n° 63, pp. 69-72, 1979.
    • M. Tétau, New gemmotherapy clinics - Homeopathic clinical practice, Similia, 1987
    • O. Rolland, A.-M. Binsard, and J. Raynaud, “The Flavonic Glycosides of the Buds of Ribes nigrum,” Plantes Médicinales et Phytothérapie, vol. XI, no. 3, pp. 222-229, 1977.

    Pharmacy thesis

    • Stephanie Gerbaka. Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.): botanical and chemical studies and therapeutic effects. Pharmaceutical sciences. 2013.dumas-00844030

    On herbal medicine in general

    • Cortez RE, Gonzalez de Mejia E. Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum): A Review on Chemistry, Processing, and Health Benefits. J Food Sci. 2019 Sep;84(9):2387-2401. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.14781. Epub 2019 Aug 27. PMID: 31454085.

    Obesity prevention (NASH prevention)

    The results of the study indicate that black currant consumption prevents obesity-induced steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis in the liver.

    Lee Y, Pham TX, Bae M, Hu S, O'Neill E, Chun OK, Han MJ, Koo SI, Park YK, Lee JY. Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) Prevents Obesity-Induced Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Mice. Obesity (SilverSpring). 2019 Jan;27(1):112-120. doi: 10.1002/oby.22353. PMID: 30569636.


    This study suggests that black currant metabolites may exert their anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting the production of inflammatory factors associated with obesity.

    Lee Y, Lee JY. Blackcurrant (<i>Ribes nigrum</i>) Extract Exerts an Anti-

    Inflammatory Action by Modulating Macrophage Phenotypes. Nutrients. 2019 Apr

    28;11(5):975. doi: 10.3390/nu11050975. PMID: 31035378; PMCID: PMC6566326.

    CRV ( Calendula officinalis, Ribes nigrum and Vaccinium myrtillus mix ) has anti-fatigue activity and may increase exercise tolerance.

    Tung YT, Wu MF, Lee MC, Wu JH, Huang CC, Huang WC. Antifatigue Activity and Exercise Performance of Phenolic-Rich Extracts from Calendula officinalis , Ribes nigrum , and Vaccinium myrtillus . Nutrients. 2019 Jul 25;11(8):1715. doi: 10.3390/nu11081715. PMID: 31349650; PMC ID: PMC6722806.

    Black currant extract (Ribes nigrum L.) (BCE) has phytoestrogenic activity. These results suggest that taking BCE alleviates dyslipidemia and prevents nonalcoholic steatohepatitis during menopause in this animal model.

    Nanashima N, Horie K, Yamanouchi K, Tomisawa T, Kitajima M, Oey I, Maeda H. Blackcurrant ( Ribes nigrum ) Extract Prevents Dyslipidemia and Hepatic Steatosis in Ovariectomized Rats. Nutrients. 2020 May 25;12(5):1541. doi: 10.3390/nu12051541. PMID: 32466275; PMC ID: PMC7284623.

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