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Folk Medicine with Walnut Leaves

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Folk medicine with walnut leaves

If walnut fruit serve mainly for sustenance, then walnut leaves are the true priceless gift of nature. They are rich in tannins, flavanoids, pectins, carotene and other substances, that for centuries have turned them into faithful assistants in the treatment of a number of diseases.

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You may have heard that prominent folk healers such as Peter Deunov and Peter Dimkov recommended that babies are bathed in sunny water with walnut leaves dipped in it to avoid developing rickets. But you probably know, that walnut leaves also have antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.

The possibility, that they reduce the risk of cancer is also being examined scientifically and it has already been conclusively proven, that decoctions made from walnut leaves are especially recommended for people suffering from diabetes, because they regulate blood sugar.

For external use, you can prepare a medicinal bath of walnut leaves like the one mentioned for babies. In addition to rickets, such baths also have a therapeutic effect on diseases of the musculoskeletal system and according to Vanga, if the leaves are boiled beforehand, the bath will be particularly effective for protecting children from anemia.

Benefits of walnut leaves

You can also prepare tea or a decoction of already dried walnut leaves. They are good for improving the function of the digestive system and against diarrhea, to protect against cardiovascular diseases, to improve the appearance of the skin, etc.

Whether you use walnut leaves externally (for baths, compresses, etc.) or internally in the form of teas or medicinal decoctions, it is best to pick them in early June. Then they have the smoothest surface, are more elastic and are particularly rich in valuable substances.

You can either use them immediately externally or dry them for a few days and use them for further purposes. The already dried leaves are closed in paper bags and stored in a dry place and to save space, you can grate them in advance.

Petar Dimkov has his own medicine for infusing new powers into the human organism, because he believes that the potion prepared according to his recipe leads to the renewal of the blood. We can't help but share it with you, but to prepare it, you will need other ingredients besides the walnut leaves. If you take it daily for 10 days in each season, however, you can achieve miracles.

Walnut leaf recipe for blood purification

Decoction from walnut leaves

Mix 30g each of walnut leaves, pine tips, agrimony, St. John's wort, nettles, raspberry leaves, yellow yarrow, narrow-leaved plantain, blackcurrant and wild strawberry leaves, St. John's wort and grains from red juniper.

Scoop out 2 tbsp. of the already mixed herbs and leave them to boil for 5 minutes in 500 ml of water. Drink 150 ml of this decoction three times a day.

According to Dimkov, it is precisely through the purification of the blood, that the human organism "drives" diseases away from itself. Or as he himself claims When does a person get sick? - When a person's blood is impure. When the venous blood in the human body is purified and becomes arterial, the sickness goes away. A person's blood must be absolutely pure - not contain any impurities, any foreign elements, that are able to change a person's thoughts and feelings.

And we can't help but believe Petar Dimkov, who is known as a Healer.

See more health related recipes from our helpful health encyclopedia. And to combine the useful with the pleasant, take a look at these walnut cakes for the soul.