The use of walnuts (lat. Juglans regia) is possible in several ways, and the most famous is certainly the ripe, ground walnut, which is a frequent addition to desserts. And yet, when young, the walnut is a useful ingredient in various elixirs of health – syrups, liqueurs, brandies and salves. The young, green fruit, husk, and young leaves are medicinal. It is known that the young walnut “purifies” the blood, helps strengthen the muscles, strengthens the body’s overall immunity, helps the treatment of the thyroid gland, helps the treatment of lung, intestinal and stomach diseases, neutralizes poisons in the body, and is also suitable as an ingredient in dressings that treat wounds and eczema. .
Also, it should not be neglected that it favors the treatment of chronic infections of the respiratory organs, as well as helping to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. It can be used by children as well as adults, which proves that the consumption of green walnut has no contraindications. The walnut kernel contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins C, B1, B6 and B9, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, tyrosine.
Recipes with honey and green walnuts
Young walnuts, for the following recipes, are picked at the beginning of May. Use natural honey, never artificial honey.
Honey and walnuts. For this medicinal mixture, it is necessary to harvest 40 young green walnuts (the size should not exceed the size of a hazelnut) and obtain 1 kg of high-quality natural honey. Wash the young walnuts well, and when they are dry, cut them into quarters. Use gloves while cutting walnuts, as they emit a black color. Place the walnut quarters in a jar (or bottle), cover them with honey and put them in the sun to let everything stand together for 1 month. From time to time, shake the jar. After the mixture has settled, remove the walnuts. The honey will acquire a dark color and is ready for consumption. Store the syrup in a cooler and darker place. Consume 1 teaspoon per day, in the morning.
Liqueur made from young green walnuts. To prepare the liqueur, you will need 40 young walnuts (previously pierced with something sharp, preferably a fork), 500 g of honey, 1 l of wine. Rinse one 3 kg jar, darker in color, well, then put honey on the bottom (a layer about 1 cm thick). Arrange the walnuts, then cover with honey again (another 1 cm layer). Then, leave the jar in a sunny place, and after 40 days, add the grape juice and mix everything together with the help of a blender. Let it stand for another 40 days, and occasionally shake the liquid. When the liqueur is made, pour it into a bottle and keep it in a dark and cool place. Gargle the medicinal liqueur every morning.
Covering vitiligo spots. The husks of young green walnuts can be used to cover spots caused by vitiligo. In the inner part of the shell there are juices that favor this process. Applying juice can help if you do it for three days in a row, without washing the area that you have applied.
Wound Healing Powder. Place the green walnuts in the sun to dry naturally, then grind them. Prepare some of the teas that are good for wounded skin, mix it with 4 teaspoons of green walnut powder, and apply it to the dressing that you will use to bandage the wound.
Honey and green walnuts, hypothyroidism. Prepare 500 g of green walnuts, 500 g of honey and 500 g of aloe juice. Both honey and aloe juice should be natural. Put all three ingredients in a dark-colored glass jar, mix and let it stand for about a month. Shake the contents occasionally. After it has stood, take out the walnuts, and drink the mixture 3 times a day, 1 teaspoon each, before meals. The mixture can stand for a full year, and it can also be used to cover eczema and wounds.
Syrup with honey and walnuts. To prepare the syrup, you need: ½ kg of green walnuts, 1 l of water, 2 kg of natural honey. Cut the walnuts into quarters and cover them with water, then cook them for about 2 hours. When the liquid is boiled, strain it, add honey, and cook on low heat for a while longer. When the syrup thickens, pour it into bottles. The syrup is drunk several times a day by dissolving 1 teaspoon of the syrup in a glass of water.