In itself, a walnut has always been considered a symbol of wisdom, including because the shape of its kernel is somewhat similar to the human brain. Even the scientists of ancient Persia said: "The fruit of a nut is the brain, and its oil is the mind." Indeed, the substances contained in the composition of walnut oil strengthen the nervous system and promote intellectual activity.
Walnuts, in addition to the benefits they bring on their own, are also a source of very healthy oil. It is obtained by cold pressing walnut kernels, and certain varieties are chosen for this. Only nuts that have been aged for several months after collection are suitable for oil extraction.
The result is a beautiful amber-colored oil that has a pronounced taste and smell of walnuts. Hazelnut and peanut oils have a similar property. Like the nuts themselves, the oil has practically no contraindications to use, and is also extremely beneficial for the body. Its only significant drawback is its short shelf life, since preservation is not served, it can be stored for no more than 12 months after you open the container.
Walnut oil with regular use, like walnuts themselves, has an exceptionally beneficial effect on the state of the nervous system, improves performance, relieves fatigue and promotes greater intellectual activity. The substances contained in the oil improve the state of the vessels of the brain, as well as saturate its cells with useful substances, which has a beneficial effect on mental activity in general.
For people with diabetes or obesity, walnut oil is also very useful, as it can reduce blood sugar in a mild and natural way. In case of upper respiratory tract disease, walnut oil is also useful, since it stimulates the elimination of sputum, it is often recommended for bronchitis or even tuberculosis. In addition, it is one of the best natural remedies for treating thyroid dysfunction. It is believed that the substances contained in walnut oil can significantly reduce the risk of cancer cells and can support the body in the fight against tumors that have already arisen. Pregnant women take it in order to reduce toxicosis and contribute to the normal development of the fetus.
Walnut oil has a wide range of beneficial properties, in particular:
- helps strengthen immunity;
- resistance to radiation is strengthened;
- Helps the body fight infections
- stimulates digestion;
- acts as an aphrodisiac;
- stimulates the cleansing of the liver and improves its work;
- accelerates metabolism;
- helps to remove toxins from the body, including radionuclides;
- acts as a prophylaxis of atherosclerosis.
Due to such a wide range of useful properties, walnut oil is used in the prevention and treatment of a huge number of diseases. For example, its ability to relieve inflammation and fight bacteria significantly alleviates the condition of patients with arthritis. It is often used to treat skin lesions, including burns and ulcers, as it stimulates skin regeneration and helps wounds heal faster. Including this property allows him to help patients with psoriasis or furunculosis.
Some doctors prescribe walnut oil to people with an ulcer, as it can stimulate the restoration of the gastrointestinal mucosa. In addition, it acts as a mild laxative and fights worms.
All of these beneficial properties of walnut oil are associated with a huge amount of useful substances that it contains. In addition, it is very easy to digest and quickly absorbed, so that it can be used by many people. Due to such a diverse composition, it is used even in pharmacology, including in the composition of certain drugs.
|Calorie content||884 kcal|
|Vitamin B4||0.4 mg|
|Vitamin E||0.4 mg|
|Vitamin K||15 mcg|
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids||10.4 g|
|Omega-6 fatty acids||52.9 g|
|Saturated Fatty Acids|
|Monounsaturated Fatty Acids|
|Oleic (omega-9)||22.2 g|
|Gadolein (omega-9)||0.4 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids|
Medicinal Walnut Oil
If you need to use this oil as a prophylaxis, just take it on a teaspoon per day, after which you can eat some honey.
In folk medicine, it was used to treat a number of diseases: for example, those suffering from arthritis are recommended to rub warm oil directly into the joints, while massaging them gently. Ideally, if at the same time walnut oil will be diluted in equal proportions with some neutral, such as olive. This method is just perfect for strengthening the veins in the legs with varicose veins.
It is recommended that people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol use half a teaspoon of oil every day, preferably on an empty stomach in the morning. At the same time, if you need help with the gastrointestinal tract, or supportive treatment is needed for tuberculosis or other diseases of the upper respiratory tract, the same amount of oil should be taken at night.
Helps the oil and the genitourinary system, helping to cleanse the kidneys in the most gentle and natural way. It is also recommended for use with urolithiasis or painful urination. It acts as an aphrodisiac, as it enhances blood circulation in the genitals, which also stimulates the production of sperm in men.
Oil is also very useful for supporting treatment and prevention of diseases, in particular, it can prevent the development of oncology, protect it from asthma and mitigate the course of pregnancy.
Walnut oil is also used to treat skin lesions, including purulent wounds or burns. To do this, just 2 times a day, lubricate the affected areas with warm walnut oil. This helps a lot, including with herpes, psoriasis or acne.
If we are talking about treating a child, then you can add it to various dishes, such as cereals or salads. A child under 5 years old is enough 5 ml per day, if the baby is older than 5 years, the dosage can be increased to 10-15 ml.
We still have very little use of walnut oil for culinary purposes, but if you have such an opportunity, be sure to get this useful habit. Due to its unique aroma and pleasant taste, it is just perfect for fruit salads or as an additive to fresh vegetables, it is also often added to cold sauces to give them a nutty touch. In addition, you can fry on it or add it to the dough in the manufacture of baking. In particular, in the east, the use of walnut oil in cooking is very common, it is added to a huge number of dishes.
The refined taste of oriental and French dishes is often the result of adding just walnut oil. For example, some cooks add it even during the manufacture of dishes such as kebab or kebab. Some people even add it to pasta or use it in seafood dishes.
It is best to use it fresh, adding it to salads or already prepared dishes, since when it gets hot it gets a bitter unpleasant aftertaste. In addition, you can make a cold sauce for fish or meat, add walnut oil to it and enjoy a pleasant taste. The simplest recipe is poultry meat, combined with lettuce and grapes, adding walnut oil will add a spicy touch and provide a delicious dinner. And yet, most often it is used precisely for dressing fresh vegetables or fruits.
For culinary experts who are not afraid of experimentation, we can recommend adding a little of this oil to the baking dough. It must be added to the ready-made dough in small quantities, as a result, the baking will acquire a nutty pleasant aroma and taste.
Walnut Oil in Diet Food
It contains a fairly large number of calories, 884 kilocalories per 100 grams, but it absolutely does not contain proteins and carbohydrates. If you use aromatic, unique in taste peanut butter instead of cream sauces and other dressings that contain a lot of calories, it can well be included in diet food. In addition, nothing bad will happen if you use it 1 teaspoon in the morning, because its therapeutic effect is invaluable, and such a small amount will not allow you to gain weight. Moreover, even if you are on a very strict diet, do not deny yourself this oil. A huge amount of vitamins contained in it helps to make the skin fresh, moisturized and very beautiful, and also helps to get rid of cellulite.
Application in cosmetology
Walnut oil in cosmetology is mainly used for products designed to moisturize and soften the skin. It allows you to significantly moisturize the skin, get rid of irritation, and also saturates it with useful substances. Such products are very useful for the skin of the hands and face, often used to soften the skin on the elbows or feet.
Thanks to walnut oil, the skin becomes firmer, moisturized and toned. In addition, it provides a rejuvenating effect, improves complexion and generally helps to look better and younger. In particular, walnut oil is used to improve the condition of the face with a capillary network or during withering of the skin. In addition to cosmetics, it can be used in its pure form instead of cream. It is also suitable for combining with others, preferably with the most neutral oils, such as peach or olive.
It is actively used in order to improve the condition of the scalp, strengthen hair, stimulate their growth, give them shine and gloss. To do this, just apply warm walnut oil to the scalp and hair, leave it for 2 hours or longer, and then rinse. This simple way will saturate the hair, give it a sufficient amount of moisture and strengthen it, thereby contributing to their growth and silkiness.
How to use oil for cosmetic purposes
If you are going on vacation, take walnut oil with you: this will help protect your skin from burns during tanning, and also help to make the tan more even and last longer.
The use of walnut oil for cosmetic purposes is very convenient, as it is absorbed very quickly, does not leave an unpleasant film on the skin, and does not clog pores. It is also very good to use it to improve the condition of nails, as this saturates them with useful substances and prevents stratification and fragility.
Here are some recipes for cosmetic use.
For oily skin
- 1 tablespoon of oil;
- a few drops of lemon fresh;
- cosmetic clay to choose from.
Mix all ingredients until smooth, apply on face and hold for 20 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
- kefir (warm) 100 ml;
- bag of dry yeast;
- half a tablespoon of mustard powder;
- 2 tablespoons of oil;
Dry yeast must be added to warm kefir, left for some time, so that the mixture “rests”, then add the remaining ingredients. The resulting mask must be thoroughly rubbed into the scalp, distributed over the hair, wrapped in cellophane and heated - you can use a towel for this, wrapping it around the head, or warm the hair with a hairdryer. After half an hour, the mask needs to be washed off, and in order to get rid of the egg smell, it is best to rinse the hair with chamomile broth.
To help sore skin
Walnut oil is mixed with chamomile infusion by adding suitable clay. This allows you to effectively relieve inflammation and significantly improve the condition of problem skin.
For nourishing dry skin
Walnut oil is mixed with sea buckthorn and cedar oil, and is used as a cream. This is the easiest and most effective natural way to soften and moisturize the skin that needs it.
You can also use it as part of the usual cosmetics, for example, add to the cream, but it is necessary only before use, and not in the entire tube, since the useful properties of peanut butter can end, and the cream will still remain.
Basically, it can not be used by those who suffer from allergies. In this case, you need to find another way to recover both from the inside and the outside. As for the other contraindications, walnut oil is harmful to consume a lot of people who have an ulcer in the gastrointestinal tract, diagnosed with gastritis in acute form and with severe liver diseases.
During pregnancy, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using peanut butter, as it can cause allergies in an unborn baby.