The nut is used as a part of the diet for lowering cholesterol. The hull of English walnut is used as a "blood purifying agent" and to treat digestive tract swelling (inflammation) and "blood poisoning."
The leaf is used for treating diarrhea, digestive tract inflammation, and intestinal worms. It is also used as a "blood-purifying" agent.
Some people apply English walnut hull directly to the skin for skin diseases, skin infections, and eyelid swelling. It is also used in hair dye and in sunless tanning products.
The leaf is applied to the skin for surface swelling of the skin; excessive sweating of the hands and/or feet; and for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, ulcers, and infections.
In combination with other herbs, English walnut hull is used to treat diabetes, stomach inflammation (gastritis), and "tired blood" (anemia).
In foods, English walnut is commonly eaten as a snack, in baking, and in salads.
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