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The Benefits of Green Walnuts

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Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
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Green walnuts are the fruit of the walnut tree, but they are harvested earlier and fail to ripen.

Green walnuts are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. They are very healthy, but they are also delicious. Jam and marinades are prepared from them, as well as medicinal infusions.

Green walnuts are harvested in June. While they're still young, they are about 2.5 centimeters in diameter. The walnut is milky white under the light skin, it is soft and it can be pierced with a toothpick. In order to reap the maximum benefits from them, their green skin must be preserved, which later turns into a shell. It is at this stage that the green membrane can be pierced and the pleasant aroma of iodine is sensed.

Composition of green walnuts

Green walnuts contain many useful substances. This is vitamin C, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B8, vitamin E, and vitamin PP.

In addition, green walnuts contain many aromatic compounds, proteins, iodine, organic acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, calcium, cobalt, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.

The content of vitamin C in the skin of green walnuts is 50 times more than in lemon, which we consider the best source of valuable antioxidants.

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Benefits of green walnuts

The green peel of these walnuts is a valuable medicinal raw material. The juice and infusion of this peel are known in folk medicine as a remedy for fatigue and muscle weakness.

Mixed with honey, this juice is used as a prophylactic against stomach diseases. The mixture of finely chopped green walnuts and honey strengthens the immune system.

The powder prepared from the dried amniotic membranes of the nuts of the green walnuts helps to heal wounds faster.

Green walnut tincture is used to expel worms from the body. The infusion is prepared by cutting the walnuts into 4 parts, putting them in an 800 ml jar and pouring vodka over them.

Close them well and leave them in a dark and cool place for 1 month. The liquid will become dark. Then the infusion is ready and can be poured into another container, and the walnuts can be poured again with vodka for a second dose.

The infusion is stored in the dark and cool, in a tightly closed container.

To get rid of worms from your body, you need to take 1 tablespoon of the medicinal infusion 3 times a day. After 2 days the worms will be eliminated from the body.

Decoction of the green peel of the walnuts is good for purulent rashes and eczema. The juice of the green walnuts, rubbed into the skin of the face, removes unwanted hair for women.

Tincture from the green walnuts is used as a preventive measure against various cancers - especially in breast tumors. The powerful antioxidants contained in the tincture, which strengthen healthy cells and absorb dangerous agents.

Green Walnuts Health Benefits
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A very tasty and healthy jam is made from green walnuts. It requires 1 kg of walnuts, a kilogram of sugar, the peel and juice of 1 lemon and half a liter of lukewarm water. Using gloves, peel the green skin and immediately put it in a pot with water with a little lemon juice. Put it on the stove and as soon as the mixture boils, the water is discarded. The walnuts are placed under running water, then the procedure is repeated 4 times. It is important that the last water is not brown in color.

With green walnuts you can prepare a magic decoction with honey. Wash 40 green walnuts and wait for them to dry. Then cut them into small pieces and pour them into a dry and clean jar. Add pure honey (liquefied) and leave mixture in a cool place for 2 weeks.

A magical elixir is obtained, which stimulates the activity of the thyroid gland, strengthens the immunity and improves hormonal balance. It is also good for various diseases of the lungs. Take it on an empty stomach - 1 tbsp. daily. Do not exceed the indicated dose.

From the peel of green walnuts, a useful essential oil is extracted, which is used in cosmetics, used to dye hair brown. The essential oil of green walnuts is also used in sunscreen.

The walnuts in their young phase are considered to be one of the best natural remedies for infertility. They are also rich in vitamins E and P, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are extremely good for men's health. Green nuts improve sperm quality. In terms of women's health, walnuts are very useful for relieving cysts, endometriosis and painful menstruation.

Harms from green walnuts

Some people may develop an allergy to green walnuts, because of the substances they contain. Green walnuts are forbidden for people who have high iodine content in their body. Therefore, green walnuts are contraindicated in some conditions of the thyroid gland. Be very careful with them, because they can cause serious iodine accumulation and imbalance in the gland.

The use of green walnuts is not recommended for gastritis, psoriasis and neurodermatitis. Consult a gastroenterologist if you have any stomach problems and want to take products with green walnuts. It is possible to get some ailments.