Walnuts are connected to the human brain. Devour them


Do you know that English walnut (Juglans regia) starts producing after about 8 to 10 years? But it is worth the wait. The taste is excellent, and walnuts are an inseparable part of many recipes, and last but not least, they are also great for the human body. How great?
Well, they provide additional nourishment for our the kidneys and have positive effect on “body warming ” especially around the waist area and knees. There is another type of help – a mental help… In the old days people put a walnut sprig under their pillows because they believed that it will give them clairvoyant dreams. Strong> It was even believed that walnut is somehow connected to the human brain.

English walnut under the microscope

Juglans regia is a tree that can live up to a hundred years. It can reach a height of around 20 meters and produces a type of drupe fruit with a core. Pericarps and leaves are also used in medicine but they must be collected in June, and unripe fruits may be collected in August or September. An interesting fact: the origin of the word Juglans is actually the name for the Roman god Jupiter. Thanks to its typical brown colour people used to make a brown dye from the three and yellow die from the peels. Walnut wood is regarded as a high quality material and it is very popular even today.


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And what about the connection between the nut and the human brain

Walnuts are used to make excellent oil which is full of unsaturated fatty acids and contains the following nutrients:

  • iron,
  • selenium,
  • zinc,
  • vitamin E,
  • B vitamins.

When you look at a walnut it resembles the human brain. It has the right and left hemisphere and the folds or furrows are very similar to the real human brain. Walnuts support proper function of up to 36 neurotransmitters that in turn support proper functioning of the brain. Walnuts are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and appetite support and they help our body to regulate blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They are also a great dietary supplement and are used to help fight arthritis.


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Pure and natural disinfectant

Walnuts offer excellent antiseptic properties. For example, its leaves contain many essential oils, tannins and flavonoids as well as magnesium and ellagic or ascorbic acid. An extract from leaves is a great disinfectant and it is used to cure acne, welts, or various skin inflammations. The folk medicine used walnuts to stop bleeding and added them to baths which were supposed to help with excessive sweating of lower limbs.


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Eat at least 5 walnuts a day

To achieve the desired effects you should consume walnuts regularly. As a preventive measure you should eat five walnuts per day. Peeled walnuts and oil should be kept in a dry and dark place. And if you like sweet stuff, try walnuts pickled in honey! You are going to love it!

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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