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Walnut tree (Juglans regia)

Walnut tree


Fruit peels: antiperspirant;

Leaves: blood purifying, skin cleansing, anti-inflammatory;

Fruit: strengthens nerves and memory, promotes blood circulation;

Tea: strong blood purifier;

Oil: antiseptic

Areas of application:

Blood formation, blood improvement, rheumatism, to strengthen the hair base, strengthens the immune system, inflamed mucous membranes, whether intestines, stomach, mouth or throat, weeping eczema, dermatitis, eyelid inflammation, gland swelling, traditional means of weaning, purulent pimples, menstrual problems, skin diseases, frost damage Skin, discharge, hemorrhoids, cradle cap, herpes on the lips (if the cold sore is not yet visible), cardiovascular diseases, heart disease, protects against diabetes, jaundice, varicose veins, uterine prolapse, inflamed bladder, prostate cancer, dementia

Plant parts used:

Fruit peels, leaves, fruit

Collection time:

Leaves in June;

Shells in August/September;

Fruit in October

To find:

Mostly in gardens, sometimes wild on forest edges or clearings.


all vitamins, juglone, tannin, alkaloid, gallic acid, flavonoids, essential oil


☕ Tea: Heat 2 teaspoons of dried leaves with 1/4 liter of cold water to the boil, let it boil briefly, strain and drink 2 cups daily.

The walnut tree is a tree that can grow between 15 and 25 meters high, rarely even up to 30 meters. When free-standing, it forms a wide crown and has deep roots with its taproot root system. When the tree is still young, its bark is smooth and ash-gray and the older it gets, the more it develops deeply cracked, dark to black-gray bark. The alternately arranged leaves are unpaired, with five to nine leaflets. They can reach a length of up to 40 cm. The dark green, oppositely arranged leaflets are elliptical to ovoid. They have almost entire edges and are hairless except for the underarm beards. If you crush the leaves, they give off an aromatic scent. The greenish-yellow male flowers are borne in an inflorescence that has the shape of a hanging catkin. A single male flower consists of 3 to 6 perigon leaves, two bracts and a bract. These cover the up to 30-40 stamens inside. Flowering occurs for the first time at the age of 15-20. 4 to 6 cm large, ellipsoidal to rounded fruits are produced. The fruit shell is fleshy and fibrous, splits open when ripe and reveals the wrinkled, light brownish core (endocarp). The light brown pericarp is heavily woody and shallowly furrowed and consists of two fused halves.

Walnut tree

The walnut tree is the tree of life where wizards and witches meet.

The pressed oil from the fruit is often used in the cosmetics industry. The skin makes it tender and soft. Unfortunately it's not that popular because it goes rancid quickly. Therefore, it is now made into ointments.

In the kitchen, the fruit of the walnut tree is often used in cakes, pastries and other sweet dishes.

Walnut tree

The wood of the tree is stock wood for crossbows and rifles and is valued for wood inlay work. Beautiful walnut furniture in the furnishing industry is probably one reason why there are only a few old walnut trees left.

The walnut tree is one of the Bach flowers, No. 33 Walnut. It is the plant of birth. You need them when there are changes in your life, be it a career change, a marriage, a farewell or a move.

Hildegard of Bingen: Take equal amounts of walnut leaves and peach leaves before their fruits ripen, powder them over a warm stone and eat this powder often, either with egg, soup or roux, if you have worms suffer.

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