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Black Raisins

Other Names: Black Raisins, Raisins, Currants, Kishmish, Dry Vitis Vinifera
Traditional Usages: Food, Improve Fatigue, Preventing Memory Loss, Anemia, Helps Prevent Tooth Decay, Tonic for Hair Growth, Stimulates Libido, Blood Tonic
Resources: Asia, China, Europe, Turkey, US, Egypt
Parts Used: Fruit
Herbal Research: Raisins, Sultanas, Currants

Black Raisins - Natural remedy for Tuberculosis: Grind some black raisins, sugar and two whole peppercorns into a fine powder. Take a tablespoon of this twice daily. Sprinkle on food such as cereals and salads or mix with a glass of water or milk.

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