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walnut

The ridged edible seed of a deciduous tree of the genus Juglans. Walnuts are a source of dietary fat; they reduce the risk of ischaemic heart disease by lowering cholesterol and favourably modifying the lipoprotein profile. Other nuts (e.g., almonds, hazelnuts) are thought to have similar effects.

walnut,

n Latin name:
Juglans regia; parts used: leaves, rind, seed, oil, cotyledons, bark, root bark; uses: pain, joint inflammation, contraction of living tissues, blood purification, cancer, elimination of toxins, removal of dead and diseased matter, diuretic, induction of bowel movements, stones from bladder and kidney, respiratory disease, skin conditions, stimulation of physiologic processes, constipation, chronic coughs, asthma, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dizziness, anemia, low back pain, frequent urination, weakness in legs, menstrual irregularities; precautions: may be carcinogenic. Also called
black walnut, ceviz agaci, ch'iang t'ao, common walnut, English walnut, guz, hei t'ao, hu t'ao, hu tao, jawiz, joz, nogal, Persian walnut, qoz, and
walnoot.
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