Ribes Nigrum stimulates and supports the adrenal glands. Clinically, it is very useful as a complementary remedy for a number of ailments that become chronic due to adrenal failure. Ribes Nigrum' anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory activities are acute and sub-acute. It activates the reticulo-conjunctive support tissue of the gland, thus allowing glandular stimulation in patients who have been on a prolonged course of corticosteroids. This remedy is also indicated for conditions such as allergies, chronic head colds, asthma, rhinitis, bronchitis, gastritis, emphysema, migraine headaches, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, prostate problems, dysmenorrhea, fibroma, urticaria, Addison's disease, adrenal atrophy and infections.