Want to learn how to use green walnut peels for health? Continue reading and find out what green walnut peels can be used for.
The walnut tree (Juglans regia) is an amazing natural pharmacy because almost every part of it can be used for medicinal purposes. The green walnut peels, in particular, are very rich in iodine and tannins and have anti-infectious, detoxifying, and stimulating effects on the thyroid, and favor the elimination of toxins from the body. But there are many other health uses of green walnut peels. Here is how to use green walnut peels for health, but first.
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How to Harvest Green Walnut Peels
The green walnut shells are harvested when the nuts start to fall off from the tree (which usually still have the green peels that protect them until full maturity). Cut out any browned or yellowed bits, and keep only the healthy-looking green parts. Arrange the peels in a single layer, with the hollow facing up, so as to allow the peels to dry naturally. When they are completely dry and brittle, store them in canvas bags.
How to Use Green Walnut Peels at Home
1. Green Walnut Peels Tincture Recipe
Green walnut peel tincture is very rich in iodine, flavonoids, and tannins. Put 20 tablespoons of powdered (dried) green walnut peels in a jar and pour two cups (500 ml) of 50-degree food alcohol on top. Seal the jar and leave it to macerate for two weeks, in a warm place, then strain, and pour the resulting tincture into small, amber bottles.
2. Green Walnut Peels Tea
Soak 4 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh green walnut peels into a cup of water (250 ml) at room temperature for 8 hours, then strain. Now add the same green walnut peels in another cup of water and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then strain. In the end, combine the cold maceration with the decoction together. You will have approximately half a liter (2 cups) of green walnut peel tea.
3. Green Walnut Peels Poultice
Soak a handful of dried and chopped green walnut peels in a little bit of hot water (40-50°C/104-122°F) for 1-2 hours. Then apply directly to the affected area, cover it with a piece of gauze, and leave for 1 hour to take its course.
How to Use Green Walnut Peels for Health – 9 Remedies
- Rheumatic pain & gout – two teaspoons of green walnut peel tincture diluted in half a cup of water, 3 times a day for 40 days – preferably starting in late autumn and early spring.
- Hypothyroidism – 4 teaspoons of tincture per day.
- Diarrhea, acute intestinal infections, adjuvant in dysentery – first, drink 1 liter (4 cups) of green walnut peel tea/day. This tea has a strong anti-infectious effect, eliminating the cause. Once all the harmful substances from the intestine have been eliminated through the stool, drink a decoction made from walnut membranes (the brown peels separating the walnut kernels inside the nut), which is a strong astringent that will slow down the intestinal transit.
- Urinary incontinence – 4 teaspoons of tincture per day for 30 days. The exact mechanism by which this tincture tones the urinary sphincters and helps regain control over them is not known, but the practical results obtained with this treatment are encouraging.
- Warts – rub the affected area with the fresh green walnut peels 2-3 times a day, for five minutes each, and the results show in one month, max.
- Acute eczema – apply the poultice to the affected area for 1-2 hours each time. Repeat the process daily until complete healing.
- Disinfecting wounds – wash the affected area with the tincture, as it has a strong disinfectant power similar to that of iodine tincture (because walnut shells are very rich in iodine), and on top of that, it favors rapid and aesthetic healing.
- Oral thrush, mouth, and throat inflammations – rinse your mouth and/or gargle with the green walnut peel tea, for its strong anti-infectious and cicatrizing effects.
- Incipient respiratory infections – do a steam inhalation by steaming a handful of green walnut peels in a liter (4 cups) of hot water.
The internal use of walnut remedies in too high doses can be irritating for people with digestive problems. They should not be used alongside Iceland moss or quinine. Use carefully in cases of hyperthyroidism, irritable colon, and acid gastritis. If you suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes, monitor your blood sugar very strictly and adjust insulin doses to prevent hypoglycemia.
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