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Black Currant Oil

Ribes nigrum

Black-currant oil is a supplement which is a natural source of an unusual fatty acid, GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 fat that is very hard to come by in the diet.

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Used for:

Auto-immune disorders including lupus, eczema, psoriasis, other skin problems; hair problems (dry, brittle, thinning, splitting); nail problems (weak, brittle); premenstrual syndrome; inflammatory disorders.

Available in:

Gel caps

Herb / drug interactions:

None known

Other safety concerns:


When buying:

Black-currant oil is a source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid. Capsules should contain at least 45 mg of GLA. Avoid topical oil preparations.


500 mg twice a day

Child dosage: