Nuts the symbol of life and fecundity
Walnuts are nutritious foods for our body. Walnuts were brought by the Romans in the first centuries of our era, being considered a symbol of life and fecundity. Walnut has adapted well to the climatic conditions in our country.
Walnuts are among the most calorie-rich and nutritionally complete natural foods. It secretes a significant amount of iodine, and its fruits are real energy bombs. Due to the large amount of iodine it releases through the leaves is not indicated rest and relaxation in the shade of the walnut.
Walnuts are valuable by the content of minerals and vitamins. Their core contains water (3-5%), fats (52.0-77.5%), protein substances (12-25%) of the globulin group (of the nature of milk and eggs), mineral salts (copper and zinc), provitamin A, B complex vitamins (B1, B2, biotin, choline, vitamins C, E, F, P. The energy value of the walnut core is on average 700 kcal per 100 g. It has a laxative effect, especially fried. Contains tocopherol (vitamin E) which contributes to lowering the cholesterol content in the blood.
With a small amount of carbon hydrates, the walnut core is allowed in the diabetic diet. Walnuts are very high in fat and protein, outdoing meat in caloric value and having a toxicity several times lower. Walnut kernel is one of the most vitalizing and nutritious foods known and a wonder for the body especially in the cold season.
Walnut oil is used in external treatments helping to regenerate and grow hair. Walnuts are recommended for people suffering from arthrosis, rheumatism, anemia, tuberculosis, enuresis or skin conditions.
Due to the fact that they are rich in copper and zinc, nuts are beneficial in treating cardiovascular diseases, as well as for strengthening the immune system.
From the multitude of qualities that are attributed to nuts, I will list the most important therapeutic recommendations:
It stimulates memory, the nut being recognized for its healing role in mental illness. The shape of the fruit brings with it the shape of the brain, which is why it has an effect in treating the mind. Being a memory stimulant is recommended for those who make an increased intellectual effort.
Protects the heart through the antioxidant content and regulates cholesterol levels in the blood and implicitly blood pressure. Regular consumption of fresh nuts strengthens blood vessels and prevents their deterioration. Eight nuts a day keep arteries flexible, heart healthy and prevent stroke. Walnuts reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by about 30%.
Excellent antitumor due to its copper-rich content, nuts are indicated to people with anemia, rheumatism and arthrosis, in precancerous states and in tuberculosis. Thanks to omega 3fatty acids, nuts are redoubtable weapons in the fight against breast cancer.
Treats sterility and impotence with great success especially for men, due to the intake of vitamin E and some rejuvenating substances, which protect and clean blood vessels. Moderate daily intake benefits patients diagnosed with type II diabetes, keeping insulin under control.
Excellent for the stomach, and through the content of vitamin B1, plays an essential role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, absolutely necessary for the normal functioning of the muscles and nervous system.
Treatment against psoriasis and allergic eczema, also solving acne. For the overcooked and weakened, a handful of shredded core is mixed with a spoonful of honey, then a glass of fresh fruit juice is drunk.
Green walnut – the medicine of autumn
Walnut oil is indicated in the diet, for the prevention of atherosclerosis. Walnut oil is also used for rubbing the body in rickets, anemic children as well as in dermatosis. It also helps in case of enuresis (a slice of toast with a tablespoon of walnut oil, is consumed in the evening for 15 days). Walnut oil also stimulates hair growth.
Treats constipation and combats urinary infections. It is an excellent vermifug, especially eliminating the tapeworm.
Green peel is a cure for warts and varicose veins. It contains a lot of vitamin C (1,050-3,040 mg per 100 g), organic acids (malic and citric), phosphates and calcium oxalates. In 300 ml add 5 teaspoons of shredded walnut shells, which leave to macerate 10 hours. Strain and the resulting mixture is boiled together with 300 ml of water for 5 minutes. It is recommended to consume one litre of this mixture.
Rheumatism and gout are successfully treated by cures lasting 40 days, preferably late autumn or early spring. Walnut peels have a strong depurative effect, favoring the mobilization and elimination of toxins from the body. Make a cure with hydro-alcoholic extract (tincture ) of walnut shells, from which take two teaspoons diluted in half a glass of water, 3 times a day.
Excellent in hyperthyroidism, nuts having a regulating effect on thyroid activity.
It is recommended that people with hepatitis consume nuts with caution in smaller quantities. Walnuts can be eaten as such, in cakes, in salads.