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Walnut tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

Tree of the Juglandaceae family, originating in Europe and Asia, Nogueira can reach 25 meters in height. Its wood is of excellent quality, used to make furniture, and its leaves have an aromatic oil. Also known as Indian walnut and Ceylon walnut, the tree has flowers and fruits, in addition to its gray bark. The fruit has a hard skin, which turns black or brown when ripe. Its part that can be consumed is the nut, which is used for the manufacture of oils. It was already used in ancient Rome to combat head ailments, a belief that derived from the appearance of the walnut, which has the shape of a human brain. In the Middle Ages, walnut root bark tea was widely used to treat syphilis.


Popularly known for its medicinal properties, walnut can be used to treat diseases of the uterus, bladders, ovarian inflammation, fight anemia, angina, arthritis, dermatosis, diabetes, diarrhea, weakness, gout, hemorrhoids, jaundice, blood impurity , bad breath, dry skin, rheumatism and sweating. Its external use is effective in treating wounds, skin rashes and tumors. Among its active ingredients are tannins, inosine, juglone, jugladin, resinous minerals and pectics.

It has astringent, antiseptic, healing, toning, deworming and hypoglycemic properties. Its use is indicated as an indication of its use to combat parasites of the intestine, but for this purpose, the peels of unripe fruit should be used. The fruit can be used even natural, in the decoration of cakes, pies, breads, among others.

How to prepare tea?

Walnut tea can be made from the leaves and stalks of the tree. For this, use the proportion of two tablespoons of walnut leaves for each liter of water. In a container, put the water, then the leaves and stalks, and bring to the fire. When it comes to a boil, simmer for about ten minutes, then turn off the heat. Cover the container and let it rest for another ten minutes. Then strain, and consume. The recommended dose is two to three cups a day.

Precautions and contraindications

The use of walnut tea is contraindicated for patients with a stomach sensitive to tannins. For them, consumption can cause discomfort, vomiting and hypersensitivity reactions such as skin and eye irritation.

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