Health Benefit of Walnut
The walnut tree belongs to the plant family juglandaceae. It is a hardy deciduous, slow growing, large tree, that grows to a height of about 20-30 metres. The tree is said to live for hundreds of years. the bark is silvery grey. The leaves a oblong and alternate. The flowers are green in colour. The fruit is a thick-shelled, wrinkled, glabrous nut. It grows in cold climates as well as in temperate zones.
Medicinal Benefits of Walnut
- Elimination of worms, checks the flow of milk and promotes the secretion of bile.
- Diabetes, tuberculosis, constipation, heartburn, indigestion or dyspepsia, stomachache and malnutrition.
- Tuberculosis of the lymph glands of the neck, diarrhea, skin diseases, gout, anemia, cough and other respiratory problems.
- piles, conjunctivitis, sores, boils and sore caused by cold.
- Sore throat.
- Toothache, bleeding gums and loose teeth.
- Mouth wash, fever, intestinal worms, irregular menses.
- Ring worms.
How to Use Walnut
- The consumption of walnuts help in elimination of worms from the system.
- Checks the flow of milk in lactating mothers and promotes the secretion of bile.
- Walnuts is recommended for diabetes, tuberculosis, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, stomachache and malnutrition.
- The infusion of the leaves if recommended for scrofula, general tuberculosis, diarrhea, gout, diabetes, cough and other respiratory problems. The dose is 20 grams for 1 liter of water.
- For external use, the decoction of the leaves in dose of 10 grams for 1 liter of water, is used as a wash for conjunctivitis, sores and boils.
- In gargles, it is a good remedy for sore throat.
- The decoction of the bark of the root is good for toothache, bleeding gum and loose teeth.
- The decoction of the bark of the root is use for mouth wash. It is good for fever, intestinal worms and irregular menses.
- The oil of the kernel is a laxative. It is also good skin diseases such as ring worm.