Healing Power Of Dried Walnut Leaves
Walnut is a genuine green pharmacy, each of its parts – fruit, leaves and bark – contributing to strengthening our health in various ways. We will this time take a close look at the dried walnut leaves, a traditional remedy for various affections or an ingredient of choice for naturist beauty treatments. Here are more details about the healing power of dried walnut leaves.
The leaves are rich is various active substances, such as different tannins, which give them astringent, hypotensive and antiseptic qualities. Used for various skin conditions, dried walnut leaves infusions can accelerate wounds recovery. The leaves are also rich in gallic acid, vitamin C, essential oil, flavone, bitter principles, all the color pigments of the green palette and naphthoquinone derivates with antibacterial and antifungal properties.
The walnut leaves have to be harvested in early summer, when they are still young and intensively green. Remove the stalks and then spread them on a clean sheet of paper in a shady and ventilated place so they won’t absorb moisture from the air. You can easily tell when they are dried enough by squeezing them in your hand. If they crumble then you can store them in plastic or cloth bags.
You can use the crumbled leaves for either inward or outward application. For instance, if you have an oily complexion, then turn to a dried walnut leaves infusion. You need 4 spoons of crumbled dried leaves and a cup of hot water. Leave for at least five minutes and then apply on the skin with the liquid after it cools down.
The same hot water volume and a spoon of crumbled leaves are the ingredients for an infusion which will improve digestion and treat various other affections. Cover for ten minutes and drink the liquid when warm. The tea can also accompany medical treatment for enteritis, gastritis and intestinal inflammations, also acting as an effective anti-diuretic.
More than that, the dried walnut leaves infusion also helps fight diabetes, hepatitis, icterus, candidiasis, leucorrhea, rickets, heavy metal intoxications and urinary incontinence. At the same time, the walnut leaves decoction can be used to treat sunburns and other skin conditions, such as dermatitis, acne, eczemas, furuncles, excessive sweat or infected nails.
And, finally, by mixing two spoons of powdered dried leaves into a cup of hot water you also get an infusion you can use for sore throats or gingivitis and periodontitis.
Sources: Farmaciata.ro, Ele,ro, Ziare.com