Black Walnut: Juglans nigra, botanical introduction, and uses.
- Basic Botanical Information of Walnut.
- Botanical Description of Juglans regia and Juglans nigra.
- Names of the Walnut in History,Walnuts Uses in Ancient Times.
- Phytochemical,Constituents,Nutritional Composition and Profile of Walnut.
- Common Health Benefits and Uses of Walnut Part.
- Nutritional Benefits of Walnut:Brain Nourishing Effect.
Applications and Properties:
Brain food.Alzheimer's.Antioxidant defenses.
Blood Vessels Protective.
Affect the synthesis, oxidation and excretion of cholesterin.
Urinary infections and stones, dermatitis and eczema.
Walnut astringent.Intestinal support.Laxative effect.
Cleansing properties.Endothelial Cell Function.
Use in Rituals, including Herath, spring festival, etc, detailed in literature.
Blood:Prevention of blood coagulation.
Improvement of liver dysfunction
Promotion of protein synthesis, and reduction of serum cholesterol.
Promotion of urination and discharge and dissolution of stones.
Modern herbalists found various useful properties of the herb Walnut, some of them are known including:lower levels of total cholesterol, LDL (the dangerous form) cholesterol and Lp(a), Prevent Gallstones, Blood Vessels Protective Benefit, affect the synthesis, oxidation, and excretion of cholesterin, Prompt Heart Health, effective for urinary infections and stones, dermatitis and eczema, laxative effect, etc.
Common herbal classics noted the herb Walnut taste sweet, puckery, warm in nature. Enter into the kidney, liver and lung meridians.
Safety and Toxicity:
Safety: Walnuts are not a commonly allergenic food, are not included in the list of 20 foods that most frequently contain pesticide residues, and are also not known to contain goitrogens, oxalates, or purines.
Excessive eating will lead up to diarrhea, so those who suffer from asthma and cough due to phlegm-fire, hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency, loose stools and diarrhea should not eat it."Not much is known about the potential toxicity of black walnut preparations, although no reports of serious harm appear in the recent medical literature--at least in humans. Horses exposed to black walnut shaving develop laminitis, swelling, fast breathing, and other signs of adverse reactions. This was noted in the late 1980s, and researchers now rely on the ability of a water extract of the tree shavings to induce signs of severe laminaria in horses to study ways to treat the disorder and other ailments. (Laminaria is an inflammatory disease characterized by swelling in the feet, lameness at the walk, and refusal to lift the feet.)Pollen from the tree has caused moderately severe allergic reactions in sensitive individuals."
Toxicity: Not Available.
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