Useful properties of walnut

Healing properties walnut were known for a long time and many of them are described in the ancient writings of Hippocrates and Avicenna healers. In oriental medicine valued walnut for the property to strengthen the heart, improve brain function and memory, as well as to clean the liver. In folk medicine have long nuts used in the treatment of kidney diseases, tuberculosis, indigestion, and leaves of the plant is used as an effective wound-healing agent.

The main beneficial properties of walnuts include its ability to provide a restorative, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, astringent, protivoskleroticheskoe, bactericidal, hemostatic and wound-healing action.

Numerous studies have shown that walnuts contain more antioxidants than other kinds of nuts. Tioksidanty increase the body's ability to protect against various diseases, which makes them virtually indispensable in the daily diet. Also walnut useful as preventing atherosclerosis and diabetes, as its constituent a large number fats do not contain cholesterol.

Walnuts are able to compensate for the deficiency in the body of ascorbic acid and tocopherol. Also core ripe walnut contains cellulose, steroids, alkaloids, koratriterpenoidy, vitamins E, A, P, C, B, quinones, tannins and many trace elements - calcium, iron, iodine, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Due to its chemical composition, walnuts relieve fatigue and strengthen muscles, improve memory and protect against radiation, reduces irritability and anxiety, help to improve the nutritional value of milk in nursing mothers, and increase hemoglobin. In addition, the kernel of walnut is practically no gluten that can cause allergies.

Contained in the nuts of magnesium with a vasodilator and diuretic properties, allowing their use for lowering blood pressure and iodine makes walnuts useful in diseases of the thyroid gland.

In folk medicine, it is widely used not only nuts, but the leaves of the tree, because they are in essential oils, aldehydes, acids, carotene, vitamin C and alkaloids. Most often they are used for the treatment of intestinal dysbiosis, menstrual disorders, gout and rheumatism, and a decoction of walnut walls is very useful in diseases of the thyroid gland and mastitis.

The use of walnut

To saturate the body with beneficial vitamins and minerals, and for the prevention of many heart disease and diabetes, are advised to regularly include in your diet from one to three walnuts a day.

Especially useful as a walnut multivitamin means for weakened children, nursing mothers, pregnant women and the elderly. At the same time, to preserve the quality of its member antioxidants, nuts are best eaten raw, without subjecting to heat treatment.

For the prevention of various diseases can be used walnut in combination with other products. For example, nuts, raisins effective for strengthening the heart muscle, to improve immunity is best to eat nuts with honey, and for the prevention of atherosclerosis is made following medicine: ten kernels mixed with a spoonful of sunflower  In diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease recommended walnut oil
 or olive oil and two cloves of garlic.

When mastitis can use tincture of walnut walls. To prepare partitions twenty pushing nuts 100 g of vodka for ten days, after which take 15-20 drops three times a day for at least two months. This tincture can be used to improve the hormonal levels.

Walnut oil is recommended for diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, thyroid and liver, otitis and colitis. The main feature of external application of oil is its ability to restore and maintain a full exchange in the tissues of the skin, it can be used in the treatment of eczema, skin tuberculosis, herpes, burns, long non-healing wounds and erysipelas.

In cosmetology walnut oil is used for dry and aging skin, because it has a tonic and anti-aging effect.


With all the beneficial properties of nuts is necessary to know that the day should be eaten three to eight pieces, and in a lot of walnuts are harmful and can cause vascular spasms and inflammation of the tonsils. Additionally, excessive consumption of nuts may cause allergy, which is manifested as stomatitis and urticaria. Also walnuts harmful colitis, enterocolitis, eczema and various skin diseases, therefore caution is recommended to include in your diet.