It takes just a few simple steps to prepare walnut tincture. Here’s how to make it basic and with some delicious ingredients.
Basic recipe – cut 10 unripe green nuts into quarters, put them in a jar and cover with half a glass of sugar. After 2 weeks, pour 2 glasses of vodka, wait 3-4 weeks (the jar should be in a dark place), later strain and keep tincture in a glass bottle. Most spirits used for drinking will work, but vodka or other grain alcohols that are at least 40% alcohol by volume (80-proof) work best.
Do you want to know more about walnut tincture? Keep reading 🙂 I will cover uses, benefits, dosage and at the end of article you can also find a list of equipment that might be useful when you will be making a walnut tincture by yourself.
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Walnut tincture benefits
What does walnut tincture help for? There are many reasons why you should drink such a tincture. Primarily:
- soothes stomach discomfort (nuts contain tannins, including ellagic acid, which capture toxic compounds present in the digestive tract),
- lowers blood pressure,
- lowers cholesterol,
- has a bactericidal, fungicidal and detoxifying effect,
- strengthens the nervous system,
- has a positive effect on the skin and hair,
- has anti-inflammatory properties,
- has a good effect on the stomach,
- helps with diarrhea and gastroenteritis.
Walnut tincture dosage, how to take
The dosage for walnut tincture is usually set at 15-20 drops taken in water 2-3 times per day.
In case of stomach problems, we use the tincture 1-2 times a day. Pour 10 drops of tincture on half a teaspoon of sugar or mix it with a tablespoon of warm water.
Walnut tincture recipe
A varied recipe – cut 10 green walnut fruits into small pieces, pour 2 cups of rye vodka, add 3 cloves, cinnamon stick, 200 g of brown sugar, set aside for 4 weeks in a warm but dark place, shake the jar frequently. After that time filter, set aside for a few months for the so-called aging. In case of indigestion, drink a small glass.
Walnut tincture for teeth
Walnut fruits also possess some dental health benefits, using walnut tincture to teeth can strengthen and restore tooth enamel. Users may also apply the tincture to the gums to treat sores or to ease the pain associated with cutting wisdom teeth.
Walnut tincture for dogs – ringworm and parasites
Walnut tincture is very effective topically on ringworm. It is recommended to start with a low dosage of 1 or 2 drops per 10 pounds weight and increase by 1 or 2 drops per day until parasites are expelled.
Walnut tincture contraindications
Contraindications to the use of walnut tincture include people that:
- don’t drink alcohol,
- reduce sugar,
- have ulcers and chronic problems with the stomach and intestines,
- suffer from reflux,
- not suitable for the squeamish,
- can cause allergies.
Does walnut tincture expire?
When stored in a cool, dry and dark place, walnut tincture lasts at least three years, if not longer. If you use dark bottles, they will last longer because the light will not damage them. If your area is humid or hot several months out of the year, try storing them in the refrigerator during the hot and humid season, so they last longer.
Walnut tincture is one of the most popular traditional “stomach” recipes – and the recipe is very simple and quick to make. The only difficulty is collecting the nuts in good time (when they are still soft, i.e. June / July).
Recommened edequipment – what you may need to have to make such tincture at home
I hope that you have found my article useful. Below I’ve gathered all items that I am using when making my tinctures, some of them, like airtight jars, are necessary, some are just handy, you do not need to have them all to be able to make a good tincture.
- Airtight jars.
- Mortar for herbs – granite.
- Mortar for herbs – stainless steel.
- Funnels for filling bottles.
- Large bottles, dark glass.
- Medium bottles, dark glass.
- Small bottles with dropper, dark glass.
- Cloth for tincture filtering.
- Coffee filters for tincture filtering.
- Alcohol meter to check how strong is your vodka/spirit.
- Tincture press for better extraction.
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Other names of walnut
If you would like to check more info about the walnut here you can find webmd.com article about it.
It is also known under such names: Akschota, Arbre au Sommeil, California Walnut, Coque de Noix, Feuille de Noyer Commun, Fructus Cortex, Gland Divin, Gland de Jupiter, He Tao, He Tao Shu Zhi, Hu Tao Ren, Juglans, Juglandis, Juglandis Folium, Juglans regia, Nogal, Nogal Inglés, Noix Anglaise, Noix de Grenoble, Noix Italienne, Noix Perse, Noyer Anglais, Noyer Commun, Noyer de Grenoble, Noyer Royal, Persian Walnut, Walnussblätter, Walnussfrüchtschalen, Walnut, Walnut Fruit, Walnut Hull, Walnut Leaf.