Black Walnut:Juglans nigra and Walnut Extracts Benefits.
- Basic Botanical Data of Walnut.
- Countries of origin:Walnut.
- Naming the Walnut.
- Walnuts Background.
- Walnut Habitat.
- Parts and Uses of Black Walnut:Juglans nigra.
- Parts Used Medicinally.
- Characteristics of Walnut.
- Phytochemical and nutritional composition of Walnut.
- Qualities of Walnut.
- Common Health Benefits of Walnut.
- Medicinal Benefits,Action and Uses of Walnut Part.
- Benefit of Walnut Oil.
- Nutritional Benefits of Walnut:Brain Nourishing Effect and Pharmacological Mechanism.
- Walnuts and your health:Nutritional Profile of Walnut.
- Walnut Varieties and Grading.
- Some of the common walnut species.
- Walnut Applications,Combinations,Contradications,and Safety.
- Walnut and Human Civilization:History and Archeology,World Cuisines,Folklore.
- Walnut In Pandit Heritage:Rituals and Recipes.
- Research Update:Walnut.
The walnut is one of the world's most venerable foods. In Perigord, from Peyrat to Terrasson, excavations have brought to light petrified shells of nuts that were roasted during the Neolithic period, more than eight thousand years ago.
Around 2,000 B.C. in Mesopotamia, the Chaldeans left inscriptions on clay tablets revealing the existence of walnut groves within the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon. There is evidence of walnut consumption dating from the same era on carved stelae containing the Code of Hammurabi, in a section devoted to food.
In the Old Testament, King Solomon speaks with delight of visiting his walnut grove: "I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruit of the valley" (Song of Solomon 6:11).
The walnut appears in Greek mythology in the story of Carya, with whom the god Dionysus fell in love. When she died, Dionysus transformed her into a walnut tree. The goddess Artemis carried the news to Carya's father and commanded that a temple be built in her memory. Its columns, sculpted in wood in the form of young women, were called catyatides, or nymphs of the walnut tree-so the tree furnished the image for a famous Greek architectural form.
The very name of the walnut tree and its nut comes down to us from the Romans. Juglans regia (walnut tree) and nux juglandes (the walnut) stem from Jovis Glans or the Royal Nut of Jove. The word for nut itself derives from the Latin nux or nucleus (fruit of the shell), with a suggested derivation from nox (night) owing to the dark juice of the nut, which was used to dye wool.
The walnut and the oil extracted from it, therefore, have been known since ancient times. Theory has it that the walnut may have disappeared in parts of northern Europe during the glacial period but was then reintroduced by barbarian invaders and by Greco-Roman conquerors. Once the tree was reestablished, the exploitation of its products spread steadily through increasing trade.
Black Walnut is a fast growing tree and often reaches heights of well over seventy feet. Black Walnut's genus name, Juglans, is a derivative of the Latin words, jovis glans, which means "Jupiter's nut, and mythology tells us that the gods who resided on earth ate Walnuts. The name, Walnut, is said to be derived from the Teutonic, welsche nuss or wallnuss.
Black Walnut is common in the eastern, midwestern and Plains regions of the United States. Black Walnut is so closely related to its English relative, the English Walnut, (Juglans regia) that they are virtually indistinguishable medicinally. Native Americans used both Black Walnut Heaf and leaf in their traditional medicine. Because Walnuts are similar to the shape of the human head, they were historically thought to benefit the brain. Furthermore, in Asian medicine, Black Walnuts were regarded as a kidney tonic, which makes sense, since Oriental medicine considers the brain to be governed by the kidneys. Walnuts have also been carried by some cultures as a charm for fertility.
Black Walnut Bark, including the kernel and the green hull, have been used by the Asians to expel various kinds of intestinal worms, and this was also true for some American Indian tribes.A substance taken to expel or control parasites (most often referred to as "worms") is technically called a "vermifuge." The fruit, leaves and bark of the Black Walnut tree offer many other benefits.
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