Walnut (Juglans regia)
The walnut tree probably originated in Persia and came to our latitudes with the Romans via France.
While we value the tree above all for its healthy, tasty nuts, its leaves are used medicinally as a tanning agent.
The value-determining constituents of walnut leaves are flavonoids, bitter substances and phenolic carboxylic acids, in addition to around 10% tannins.
An aqueous extract or a diluted tincture of walnut leaves is used externally in phytotherapy mainly for superficial skin inflammations (eczema, psoriasis etc.) and also against excessive perspiration. The medicinal plant extracts have astringent, anti-inflammatory, tissue-compressing, antipruritic, anti-secretion and mild surface anaesthetic effects.
In folklore, aqueous extracts from the leaves of the walnut tree are also used internally for digestive problems and for dewormin