Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings
Walnut can be referred to by many names that include Whitenut and Blacknut.
It is a native herb to Italy. However, the Romans valued it so much in either of furniture production and fruit bearing. They treasured it to the extent of introducing its cultivation in Britain and Germany. Walnut is native to the Persians who live in the northern part of their country; this is evident from the original naming “persicon”.
The Greeks alternatively named walnut “Basilicon”, which reflects how much they treasured it. After this, it was renamed “regia”, which simply means royal. Later on, it is said to have been named “Caryon”, which is the foundation of Carya.
There have been disagreements on the basis for the naming with one group holding it was on smell and others on the shape. The proponents of shape say it is because the nut bears shape of a human brain. The plants leaves are used for various purposes.
Walnut leaf will help to
- Neutralize poisons of snakes and spiders.
- Correct liver and stomach problems.
- Treat athletes foot.
- Kill worms.
- Treat skin diseases.
- Balance sugar levels.
- Help get rid of harmful fats.
Since the past times, walnut leaves have been used to cure a variety of disease. They have been used in two major ways, either as a tea or chewed, the rather was common in ancient times. The herbalists and other medical practitioners have used the leaves either alone or in combination with other herbals for improved productivity. Among the earliest to appreciate the ability of the walnut leaves in treatment of various conditions is a Roman herbalist and Elder, Pliny. He argued that the leaves are not native to Italy, neither are they in other parts of Europe, but rather to the Middle East.
In the 17th century, a British herbalist employed a special drug of the walnut leaves and honey in the treatment of poisons from snake bites and spider stings. Three centuries, later, herbalists accredited it as the best laxative ever known. These days, it is really appreciated and has many uses among the herbalist that include treatment of liver and intestines and related cases. It has now gained ground in the cure of several diseases that include various parasitic infections and the athletes foot, in addition, it has various therapeutic uses, relieves of constipation, fight off various contagions by fungi and parasites, regulates sugar levels, assisting the body get rid of animal fats and killing wart. It is applied externally heal many of the common skin conditions.
Walnuts leaves have been associate with many magical properties. The walnut can be use to break jinxes or curses. This is also associate with breaking bad luck. To break bad luck or a curse take the walnut and put a whole through it (with a drill) place some good luck oil along with burnt walnut leaves in the walnut and then melt some orange wax to fill up the hole. Light an orange candle and place the walnut an leave underneath. Put the walnut leaves in the incense an burn this alongside the candle. Pray psalm 35 for three consecutive days, starting on a Tuesday. You will find that your bad luck or jinx will lift. If the spell is to rid yourself of bad luck then throw the walnut in a river. If it is for protection then throw the walnut near your enemy's path, such as his or her house.
By Flo Saul
Aug 29, 2012