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Don't Throw Away Walnut Shells: 13 Hacks to Use Them for Better Health
Thursday, 24 December 2020

Walnut is one of the few trees in which everything is useful for human health: the kernel of the nut, partitions, leaves, bark, and shells. It is not for nothing that in ancient Greece it was called "the acorns of the gods". The shell is a cure for almost all diseases and a unique remedy for old age.

The article will describe the main possibilities of using walnut shells for treatment, restoration of vitality, and maintenance of health.

Characteristics of The Composition of the Shell

Many beneficial properties of the shell have been known for a long time, but recent research into this product has revealed new qualities in it. Shell composition:
  • Carboxylic Acid: Blood vessels, prevent the formation of blood clots
  • Phenol: Antiseptic
  • Vitamins C, A, and E: Immunity strengthening of blood vessels
  • Iodine: Endocrine system and hormonal balance
  • Fat is a source of energy
  • Proteins: Tissue and muscle
  • Fiber: cleansing the body
  • Alkaloids: nervous system
  • Extractive substances – metabolism

Health Benefits of Walnut Shells

1- Immunity
With a weakened immune system, a person experiences a feeling of constant fatigue, begins to mope, often gets sick, and is prone to depression.
In such cases, it is necessary to prepare nut syrup. A handful of shells boil in a liter of water, strain, and add half a kilogram of honey. Eat on a spoon in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Keep it refrigerated. It will boost the body’s immunity.
2- Varicose Veins
For the treatment of varicose veins, a tincture for compresses and rubbing is prepared. Take a handful of shells into a glass jar and pour apple cider vinegar. After 20 days, it is necessary to strain the infusion and use it in the zones of diseased veins.
3- Food Poisoning
It is the best way to get rid of food poisoning. Pour 2 teaspoons of walnut shell powder into a glass of water, drink a few sips every half hour until you get better.
4- Neuroses And Insomnia
Decoctions of nutshells in milk help to normalize sleep, reduce high levels of anxiety, and cause less anxiety. Such decoctions are recommended for people with the stuttering defect.
5- Arthrosis, Arthritis, And Radiculitis
To relieve pain in rheumatic diseases, you can prepare an alcohol tincture. Those withdrawing from alcohol may skip this recipe. However, it is safe for other people. Fill a 500 ml jar to the top with shells and fill it with alcohol, keep it for a month.
You can use the prepared solution to wipe the joints and spine. Apply it no longer than 10-12 minutes. You can also use this tincture to restore cartilage.
6- Diarrhea
Boil a glass of crushed shells in 0.5 liter of water until the color of the broth turns charcoal black. Drink a sip every hour until diarrhea stops. It is highly effective and will work like a magic.
7- Diabetes
To normalize the sugar level, prepare a tincture of 10 shells ground into small fractions, pour them into a bottle of vodka and leave for about a week in a dark place. Use 16 drops diluted in a spoonful of water 2 times a day, preferably before meals. Take a break after a month and a half.
There is a more complex recipe:
  • 2 handfuls of ground shells
  • 1 handful of dried bean pods
  • 1 handful of dried mulberry leaves
  • 3-4 liters of water
Boil all the ingredients for half an hour, cool, filter, and put them in the refrigerator. Take a teaspoon in the evening every day.
8 - Cough
For colds and bronchitis, to cleanse phlegm, you can prepare a decoction from ground walnut shells with the addition of honey and elderberries. For 2 glasses of water, 4 tbsp. of nut-material is used, and boil for 20 minutes. Drink sip 4-5 times a day.
9- Thyroid
With hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, an aqueous infusion of a crushed handful of shells steamed in a glass of boiling water is useful. Drink for a week, three times a day, 20 ml with a break for 10 days.
The work of the thyroid gland in many ways is regulated by iodine, which is part of the thyroid hormones. Thanks to iodine, the nervous system functions normally, the body temperature and water balance of the body restores, and the tissues receive the oxygen.
With a lack or excess of this substance, serious diseases can occur. To prepare the tincture, fill a third of the bottle (0.7 l) with walnut shells, pour brandy, stand for 22 days, strain, and take 20 ml before meals. This infusion also relieves irritability, sweating, insomnia, migraines well.
10- Vitamins Deficiency
With a lack of vitamins and calcium deficiency, it is necessary to use the decoction from the shells constantly. It is advisable to prepare the raw materials in advance since you will need at least 2-3 cups of the decoction per day. The course should last for 3 weeks.
11- Skin Diseases
To get rid of itchy skin, prepare an infusion according to the following recipe:
  • Shredded nutshell
  • Burdock root
  • Nettle root
  • Valerian root
  • A pinch of dried lemon balm or mint
  • Dried Sage Spoon
Boil all ingredients in 1.5 liters of water, sip after a meal for a month.
12- Wound Healing
You can heal wounds, scratches, and ulcers with the powder from the shells. Apply it to the affected area 3-4 times a day. Before use, mix it with vegetable oil and wine, and then cover it with a bandage. You can also use this ointment for baldness.
13- Cosmetology
You can prepare homemade scrubs and masks with the help of crushed shells with the addition of sour cream, yogurt, and honey.
For removing unwanted hair use powder of walnut shell mixed with water. Apply it to the hairy area for 40 minutes and then rinse with water. Do not use this product on the face, as the skin may darken.
Summing Up
You can use nutshells in any form: water decoction powder, alcohol tincture, or ash. The effectiveness of using this raw material has been proven in practice. But remember the shell treatment does not replace the medication prescribed by the doctor, but only complements the treatment.


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