Walnut (Juglans regia), which is also a royal nut, is famous for the healing properties of its leaves used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, rheumatism, gout, dermatitis, menstrual disorders, acne, scrofula, eczema, worms and rickets.
Contraindications to the use of drugs of this plant are only individual intolerance and thrombophlebitis.
The walnut leaves are harvested in June, even before reaching the final development, quickly dried in the sun, paying attention to the fact that they do not turn black. Black color indicates the loss of healing properties.
Useful properties of walnut leaves
The amount of vitamin C in walnut leaves increases with development, and the maximum content is observed in the middle part of the growing season and its contents do not yield to walnut leaves. Vitamin C promotes the stability of the body, strengthening the vascular walls (as well as vitamin P), supports the function of the liver and kidneys. However, the main value of leaves is a significant amount of carotene. In addition, the leaves contain vitamin B1 pigment yuglon, which has a bactericidal effect, tannins and traces of essential oil.
Useful properties of walnut leaf : vitamin B1 is needed to nourish the nervous system, it benefits both the heart, and blood vessels and digestive system, increases the body's resistance. And carotene, it's an antioxidant, an immunostimulant and an adaptogen.
Phytoncides of walnut leaves and juglon are able to actively fight against pathogens of dysentery and tuberculosis, staphylococci, candida and a number of other fungi. Essential oils are natural repellents.
Application of walnut leaves
Grind the leaves of the walnut, take the tea spoon from the raw, brew a glass of boiling water, insist an hour, and then filter the infusion. Use a tablespoon up to four times a day.
Decoction of walnut leaves is effective in diseases of the digestive tract, atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels, diabetes, diarrhea, internal bleeding, gout. It is also used as a helminthic agent, as well as improving metabolism and restorative drug. Outer broth is used in the form of rinses for curing diseases of the throat cavity, mouth, they are washed, or carried out lotions with hair loss and diathesis.
For its preparation, a tablespoon of leaves are poured with two glasses of water and boiled for at least a quarter of an hour at a slow heat, up to forty minutes they insist, they are removed from the sediment. Use should be a tablespoon up to four times a day.
Often externally decoction of walnut leaves apply for furuncles and wounds, long not wanting to heal. Infusion for external use is made with the use of four tablespoons of leaves, which are poured into half a liter of water, insist and put on for half an hour. Such infusion is useful to wash with acne twice a day. The wounds are washed with a gauze napkin, which has been moistened with plenty of water, for up to a quarter of an hour per session, two to three times a day, the wetted areas are not wiped.
Tea from walnut leaves is also effective in diabetes mellitus.
For its preparation, a tablespoon of leaves are brewed with a glass of boiling water, they insist ten minutes and put it on. Drink a glass up to three times a day in the form of tea.
Decoctions, as well as infusions of walnut leaves are used for exhaustion and weakening of the body, to replenish the deficiency of vitamin C.
Based on the active ingredients contained in walnut leaves, the German herbal preparation Imupret has been developed, which stimulates immunity, which causes the growth of antibodies. The use of this agent reduces the recovery time for various infections and the frequency of exacerbations of chronic diseases, and also initiates an increase in the body's resistance to acute respiratory infections.