Health Benefits of Walnuts

The walnut (Lat. Juglans regia) is deciduous tree that grows in humid areas, wild in forests and cultivated.
The walnut tree can not stand fields that are exposed to strong and cold winds, as well as areas with large temperature amplitudes.
The sunlight and mild winds are the main factors for the development of the walnuts. It is a tree which impresses with its height because often reaches up to 25 meters.
The leaves of the walnut tree are large, with a long leafstalk that houses several leaves. The flowers appear at the top of the branch in the form of catkins; the fruit is a nut, wrapped in a strong shell.
In Macedonia the walnut trees are planted for its quality fruit, which together with the walnut leaf are used also as medicine.
walnut - Lat. Juglans regia

Health benefits of walnuts 

The walnut leaves are used against skin diseases, for festering wounds, against herpes, ulcers and eczema.
The tea of walnut leaves has antibacterial, digestive and aperitifs effects; it is used against worms, constipation, warts, it purifies the blood of toxins, increases the appetite and strengthens the body.
Walnut is one of the few fruits that contain omega-6 fatty acids that human body needs. Walnuts are very powerful in regard of anti-cancer effects and heart health. They also contribute to the bone health, help to sleep easier and to regulate body weight.
The fruit of the walnut is rich in minerals and vitamins E and C.


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