[NAFEX] Black Currant antivirals

Richard Moyer ramoyer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 21:45:16 EST 2005


>
> Tom wrote, in part:
> "I have been doing research on the antiviral effects of black
> currants.  Evidently, a variety of black currants known as Kurokarin also
> has antiviral qualities.  Does anyone have or know the components of black
> currants varieties other than the Kurokarin variety?"


Tom,
Dr. Kim Hummer, research leader at the USDA-ARS Germplasm repository in
Corvallis, OR, has done some work in the Russian far east with black
currants, where Ribes nigrum is native.  She'd be a good source to
decipher "Kurokarin" compared to other black currants.
Richard
East Tenn
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