What is so useful black walnut?
For the inhabitants of our country, black walnut is still exotic, because it is still not grown in Russia and anywhere else on the Eurasian continent. Homeland and territory of its distribution is North America. The indigenous people of this continent have long grown and consumed this extremely useful product. Along with pecans, he formed the basis of the diet of both children and adults and the elderly. In addition, various tinctures are prepared from it, which can be purchased at the pharmacy.
Vitamins and Minerals
Black walnut, like other members of the nut family, has a unique composition. If you compare it with a walnut, then the content of polyphenols and juglons in it is much higher, sometimes even 4 times. Everyone knows that black currant is one of the leaders among products containing vitamin C, but this American nutlet, namely its unripe peel, easily surpasses it. The useful components included in its composition include vitamins A, B and PP groups, quinone, tannins, flavonoids, as well as essential oils.In addition, protein, zinc, iron, phosphorus, copper and sodium - these are the elements of which 15-20% black walnut. Description of its composition can not bypass the huge amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which nature has supplied it.
The beneficial properties of black walnut in the first place can be attributed to antitumor, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, but this is only a small part of them. Even the Indians, it was used as a medicine in the fight against warts, eczema and psoriasis, and it is also effective for bites of poisonous animals and insects. Each of the elements contained in the nut exerts its beneficial effects on the human body. For example, copper, magnesium and juglone along with ellagic acid can reduce the risk of cancer by three times. Black walnut is used as a remedy for cardiovascular diseases, bone loss and as a precautionary measure for the formation of gallstones. It is also used for diseases of the thyroid gland, nervous disorders, hyperactivity, and even diabetes mellitus, which other nuts of the same type (pecan, walnuts) cannot boast.Eating even a small amount of these fruits can protect the body from damage by free radicals, reduce the rate of aging of the skin and the deterioration of organs. But it is worth remembering that people who are allergic to nuts should consult a doctor before introducing this product into their diet.
How and with what to eat
Ideally, it is good to be able to eat these nuts fresh, but, unfortunately, they are not sold here as widely as in America or Canada. But in the pharmacy it is easy to find tincture and other preparations based on black walnut. It is recommended to drink 5-10 drops of infusion (per 100 ml of water) before meals. For skin lesions and diseases, external use in the form of compresses and massage is effective. Thanks to the tincture, you can easily get rid of insomnia, diseases of the teeth and gums, ARVI and parasites. If you managed to find a fresh fruit, you can use it in cooking, replacing the walnut in the recipe with a black nut. Reviews of people who consumed or consumed the course of infusion of people are extremely positive, but nevertheless it is necessary to fear a glut.