Health Benefits of Walnuts

– Walnuts provide Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that stops LDL particles from oxidizing thus preventing clots.

– Walnut oil (first cold-pressed) is a mild laxative. It also stimulates bile secretions.

– Persons suffering from hair loss should try applications of a walnut leaf decoction: boil 2 tablespoons of leaves in a half pint of water for about 10 minutes, and massage into the scalp every day.

– For cases of angina, mouth sores or sore throats: soak 2 ounces (about 50 grams) of dried leaves in a quart of water overnight; filter and gargle a number of times per day.

– Infusions of walnut shells and/or leaves make an effective remedy for albuminuria.

– To combat gingivitis: infuse an ounce (30 grams) of leaves in a quart (litre) of boiled water for 3 minutes; gargle at least 3 times a day.

– Use walnut leaf decoctions as a mouthwash for cases of pyorrhea: boil an ounce (30 grams) of leaves in a quart (litre) of water for 20 minutes.

– Fresh chopped walnut leaves can be applied to the eyes to treat conjunctivitis, and on the skin to treat cases of eczema, impetigo (thrush), erythema and varicose ulcers.

– Walnut leaf infusions (an ounce or about 25 grams per quart/litre of boiled water) are beneficial for diabetics. They have no side effects, and can be consumed regularly to alleviate thirst and the need to urinate, and to lower blood sugar levels.

– Walnuts regularize glandular activity.

– They help prevent acne, making them a food of choice for adolescents.

– Contraindicated for persons on a weight loss diet, or suffering from gastritis or liver problems.