Walnuts are very popular and loved by many. It is known that they are used in cooking, added to chocolate, salads, they serve as a decoration for dishes. Where else are walnuts used, what are they made of, how are they useful for our body?
The beneficial properties of walnuts were described by Avicenna. They were originally used as a medicine for certain diseases, such as kidney problems, upper respiratory tract diseases, and indigestion. Walnuts are especially popular in oriental medicine. And in our country, in the recipes of traditional medicine, you can often find a mention of medicines that include walnuts. In the treatment of diseases, tinctures and decoctions from the nuts themselves, their shells, internal partitions, leaves, as well as walnut oil are used.
It is no coincidence that the walnut is so popular, because it contains vitamins and microelements that are very important for the human body.
Moreover, both the fruits and the leaves of the plant are used. An essential oil is made from the leaves, which has unique bactericidal and wound healing properties, like the nut itself. Walnuts are very useful for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. have the ability to lower blood pressure and strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
The composition of walnuts contains iodine, which makes it possible to use them in the treatment and prevention of thyroid diseases and to enhance the activity of the brain.
Another important property of walnuts is that they are able to neutralize the effect of an increased radiation field on the body, which is especially important in our technological age.
However, for all the uniqueness and popularity, one should not forget that walnuts are a very high-calorie product, therefore, for those who monitor their weight, you should not eat more than 3 - 5 nuts a day