The Walnut tree is native from Persia and is famous for its longevity.
What you did not know, is that walnuts are also famous for their medicinal values.
The Walnut tree is over 25 m in height, and has a crown like a bunch, very large and round.
It blooms in April-May, and fruits are good for picking in September. Yielding the first time in 10 years after planting, then annually.
Walnuts are especially rich in nutrients. They contain more vitamin B (B1, B2), proteins, fats and assimilated carbohydrates.
Although they are high in fat, nuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help lower your cholesterol.
In addition to vitamins A, B, C and E, nuts also contain phosphorus, a mineral with a role in proper functioning of the nervous system and heart.
For consumption, fresh nuts are particularly recommended as they are not harmful to the stomach.
Dry nuts are harder to digest, and the old ones are very irritating to the digestive tract, therefore, should be consumed in small or moderate amounts.
What you also did not know, is that not only the kernel is used from nuts.
The walnut tree has all its parts used: leaves, bark, sap, buds and even the walnut shell.
? the sap is very sweet and promotes elimination of toxins;
? buds are used in the preparation of ointments used in hair care, as being effective in stopping hair loss treatments;
? its green leaves and shells have astringent properties. Infusions used externally will clean wounds and also create a barrier against infection and hasten healing;
? infusion of fresh leaves is tonic and is recommended to treat thrush, abscesses, ulcers, varicose eczema and acne.
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