Useful properties of black walnut leaves

Black walnut is a useful tree, whose fruit is used in the treatment of many chronic pathologies and infections. The leaves and the black walnut cortex have antibacterial, antimicrobial and ant i-inflammatory properties. With them, syrups, infusions, decoctions and drinks that restore blood circulation, relieve tension and muscle cramps are prepared.

What looks at the black nut and where does it grow?

Black walnut is a beneficial fruit that grows mainly in European countries. The plant is distinguished not only by its useful fruit, but also by its quite dense cortex and its wood, which is used to manufacture various interior furniture. The walnut reaches a height of 10 m and in some cases up to 30 m.

However, the plant does not reach such a height within the borders of the Russian Federation due to inappropriate climate. The fruits of black walnut are larger than those of walnut. They also differ in the color of the cortex; The black walnut has a darker tone. Due to its hardness, the nut is rarely used to make culinary dishes. But it is often used in cosmetology and alternative medicine. The same goes for the leaves of the tree, which are used to prepare various decoctions, infusions and bathrooms. What are the properties of the black walnut leaves:

  • They are medium length, reaching 25 cm. They are formed by 20-25 small leaves, arranged in a row.
  • The leaves have oval shape and finely dentated edges.
  • The leaves are green in summer and become yellow or oranges in autumn.

When they break, they give off a characteristic smell.

Chemical composition of the leaves

The leaves contain rare and rare elements that are beneficial for the human body:

  • JuglonaThe element has antimicrobial action, prevents the formation of parasites in the body, reduces inflammation.
  • FlavonoidsThey purify blood, prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, relieve muscle tension.
  • Linolenic acid. Improves intestinal function, helps burn fat, restores metabolism.
  • Tannin. It has ant i-inflammatory effect, prevents infections in the body, reduces swelling and inflammation.
  • Calcium. Strengthens bone and muscle tissue, increases immunity, improves skin, teeth and nails.
  • Micronutrients. Components such as copper and iron improve the functioning of the nervous system, relieve the symptoms of anemia, increase hemoglobin and reduce blood cholesterol levels.
  • Vitamins of Group B. They load the body of energy, improve humor, increase efficacy, block insomnia.

In addition, walnut leaves contain ascorbic acid, essential oils that help prevent avitaminosis development.

Useful and medicinal properties

The plant has a positive effect on the body, prevents the development of many pathologies, relieves irritation, inflammation and blocks the development of infections. They highlight its useful properties, recognized by medicine:

  • Eliminates the organism’s parasites and prevents its reappearance.
  • Normalizes intestinal function, relieves the symptoms of gastritis, stomach ulcers. The walnut leaves normalize the feces, block diarrhea, eliminate the toxins of the organism.
  • Heals wounds and skin cuts, eliminates swelling, dryness, irritation. The product has a moisturizing property, which helps relieve the painful syndrome of solar burns.
  • It relieves inflammation in the body, normalizes the general state.
  • It has a laxative effect and helps to get rid of constipation in adulthood.
  • Normalizes metabolism, enriches the organism with the necessary elements, which leads to adequate weight loss.
  • Eliminates fungal lesions and skin diseases thanks to the macronutrients of their composition. Walnut blade is often used to treat psoriasis, dermatitis.
  • It helps to restore immunity, block avitaminosis symptoms, eliminate cough, nasal secretion and normalize body temperature.
  • It is used to treat acne, pimples and acne. It helps purify the problematic skin of the face and prevent acne in the future.
  • It normalizes muscle function, relieves tension, spasms after intense training.
  • Prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases, purifies blood and prevents coagulous formation.
  • It improves mood, fights the symptoms of depression and normalizes sleep.
  • It helps relieve some chronic diseases.

Walnut leaves are used to treat female diseases. Useful vitamins in the product help cope with mastitis symptoms, gynecological diseases.

Application characteristics

Based on the plant, various decoctions, infusions, compresses that help relieve inflammation, swelling and painful syndrome are elaborated. The indications of use are the following diseases:

  • Colds, viral infections.
  • Eczema, psoriasis, acne.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Gastritis, renal failure.
  • Intestinal anomalies, dysbiosis.
  • Bronchitis, sinusitis.
  • Candidiasis
  • Avitaminosis.
  • Osteochondrosis and intercostal neuralgia.

In order for the product to have the desired effect, it is necessary to respect the exact proportions and make the infusion according to the specified time.

Antihelmintic tincture

This drink helps eliminate the organism’s parasites, clean the intestines of bacteria and restore depositions. Preparation mode:

  1. Rinse the leaf, put it in the sun to dry naturally.
  2. Chop a tablespoon of dry material, pour it into a cup, pour boiling water on top.
  3. Leave infusion. When it cools, strain with a gauze.

Take inside adding a few drops of tincture in half a glass of boiled water. Every day increase the number of drops several times. Repeat for 7 days. After a week you can use the product purely, for this you must take 2 tablespoons of infusion per day, wash with water or eat with honey. The treatment should not exceed 2 weeks, otherwise allergic reactions can occur.

Herbal collection for female gynecological diseases

Herbal collections help get rid of mastitis symptoms, reduce the size of the cysts formed in the ovary and relieve pain syndrome. How to prepare a remedy:

  1. In a deep bowl, mix a tablespoon of walnut sheet, succession, licorice, gold and veraena rod.
  2. Pour boiling water on the herbal mixture and leave it in infusion in a dark place for an hour.
  3. When the time comes, tell him, see it in a clean container and use it according to the indications.

Drink a drink glass three times a day. It is convenient that it is consumed during the meal. Continue for 10 days and then take a break for a month.

Infusion for the standardization of the menstrual cycle

The infusion improves the female reproductive function, normalizes the menstrual cycle, relieves tension during ovulation. How to prepare a decoction:

  1. Wash and dry the walnut sheet, then grind it.
  2. Take a tablespoon of dry raw material, pour 2 cups of boiling water and leave infusion for 3 hours.
  3. Strain the infusion and drink half a glass 2 times a day with meals.

The infusion has a diuretic effect, which helps clean the toxins organism.

Blueberry honey for chest problems

The product normalizes circulation, improves blood circulation, tense skin and reduces inflammation. How to make infusion, instructions:

  1. Grind the dried black walnut leaves with a coffee grinder. Take 4 leaves of each.
  2. Heat a glass of honey to the water bath until a small foam appears.
  3. Combine honey and herbal dust and mix well.
  4. Wait for the decoction to cool and save it in the fridge.

Take it internally 4-5 times a day. It is convenient for the mixture to be ingested with food. The treatment course should not exceed 3 weeks. In addition, it is worth pausing.


Herbal baths help relieve tension, reduce inflammation, eliminate skin diseases and normalize blood circulation. How to perform a treatment with black walnut leaves, detailed instructions:

  1. Mix 1 kg of dried hazelnut leaves with a liter of water and put the solution to the fire.
  2. Boil the decoction for 15 minutes, over low heat.
  3. Remove the product from the fire and pour it into a clean bathtub, wait for the mixture to cool and submerge the body for 30 minutes.

The resulting product is used for a poultice. To do this, the decoction of herbs is poured into a cube or palangana, cools, the person gets into the bathtub and the content is poured on herself.

Some contraindications

Despite a series of positive properties, the black walnut sheet also has contraindications that can be harmful to the body. Before using the walnut sheet, it is worth consulting a doctor and perform allergy tests. The course of treatment with the plant should not exceed 3 weeks. What are the contraindications of the product:

  • Children under 5 years. Abuse causes poor circulation and vascular problems.
  • Allergy. If a person is intolerant of some elements of the leaf composition, he can develop skin swelling, dizziness, skin rashes and deterioration of the general state.
  • Presence of acute infections in the body. The product will contribute to aggravate the condition and increase the intensity of the symptoms.
  • Hepatic cirrhosis. The walnut sheet can cause an increase in body temperature and worsen the general state.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding. During pregnancy, tinctures and decoctions should be used in minimal quantities. Before use, it is mandatory to consult the doctor.

What are the consequences of the adverse reactions observed in a person:

  • Eruption in the body, redness of the skin.
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, sharp headache.
  • Nasal drip, profuse tearing.
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Increased lymph nodes, fever.

If these symptoms appear, you should consult a doctor.

Collection and conservation

Fresh or dry black walnut leaves are used to treat numerous pathologies. For their collection, plants are collected alone or online resources. A bought sheet must have a capsule shape. For purchase it is recommended to resort to accredited suppliers, it is better if the product is responsible on pharmacies websites.

Own account collection is better in spring and summer, when the leaves have a green tone and a pleasant nut aroma that is diluted. The collection is done better away from industrial areas, roads and factories. In those places, vegetation loses part of its useful properties.

After collecting the leaves, you have to wash them with warm water and let them soak for 10 minutes to eliminate dust, dirt and germs. Dry leaves are used more for homemade canned. To dry them it is better to use the natural method. Extend newspaper or cardboard paper on the balcony to give it sunlight. Place the leaves on the cardboard, extend them and let them dry for a few days. Turn the raw material periodically to dry evenly.

The finished product must be placed in a plastic or glass jar, cover it and send it to a fresh and dark place with moderate humidity. The already prepared infusions and decoctions are better preserved in the refrigerator or the winery to retain all its useful properties and taste characteristics. Infusion conservation time should not exceed 3-4 weeks. If the product changes flavor or color during treatment, you should stop using it.

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