Walnuts Highly Valued For Health Benefits

20:45' 26-02-2018
In Chinese medicine, some foods are so full of benefits for health that they are included in the textbooks.

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    One such food is the walnut, called he tao in Chinese. They are a popular tasty nut, but the list of health benefits is truly astonishing. In many cases, eating 10-30 grams of walnuts a day is enough to obtain these benefits.

    Walnuts are high in calories, about 6,500 per kg, but can aid weight loss because a small quantity leaves you feeling full for a long time. They are also a rich source of an omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid.

    Daily Health

    A small handful of walnuts every day can relieve the following complaints:

    • Back pain

    • Constipation

    • Lung problems, such as asthma, emphysema and shortness of breath

    • Heart disease and high blood pressure

    • High cholesterol

    • Arthritis

    • Menstrual pain

    • A wide range of inflammatory disorders

    A Good Tonic

    As well as eating the walnuts, you can get these benefits from a simple traditional Chinese recipe.

    • Bring four cups of water to the boil.

    • Add 10-15 g walnuts and 5-10 g ginseng.

    • Simmer until only half the fluid is left.

    • Add 3-5 g of fresh ginger.

    • Cover and leave until it is cool enough to drink.

    Drink a cup twice a day, and you will see benefits within a week.

    The Whole Tree

    The walnut kernel is not the only source of medicine. Certain ingredients in the bark, leaves and shells also have a wide range of uses, including:

    • The chopped inner bark can act as a laxative or to detoxify the liver.

    • The shells or roots, made into a strong tea, can be used as a spray against insect parasites.

    • A tea made from the leaves can help purify the blood.

    For these preparations it is best to seek the advice of a qualified Chinese medicine specialist.

    Liu W






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