Indian Walnut

The Scientific name of Indian Walnut: Juglasn regia Linn

Name of Indian Walnut  in different languages:

English: Belgaum Walnut

Hindi: Akrot

Malayalam: Akrot-അക്രോട്ട്, Akshodam-അക്ഷോഡം.

Plant description:

Indian walnut is a large tree height of up to 35 m, and a trunk up to 2 m in diameter, it is light-demanding and full sun to grow well. The bark is smooth, olive-brown when it is young, and silvery-grey on older branches. The leaves are alternately arranged, 25–40 cm long and with 5–9 leaflets. The flowers are in clusters of two to five. Fruits ripen in the autumn season with a green, semi-fleshy, and brown color when it is ripe. The seeds are large with a relatively thin shell and edible with a rich flavor.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Fruits, Leaf, bark

Medicinal uses:

To treat Rheumatism, Heart Diseases, Skin Diseases, Worms, Dysentery, and Sexual Weakness.

Ayurveda uses of Indian Walnut

Indian Uraria, known as Prishniparni in Ayurveda, holds several important uses in traditional medicine:

1. Respiratory Health: It’s valued for its ability to support the respiratory system, making it useful in conditions like cough, asthma, and bronchitis.

2. Digestive Aid: Indian Uraria is believed to aid digestion and can be used to address digestive disorders.

3. Rejuvenation: It’s considered a rejuvenating herb and is used in formulations to promote overall vitality and well-being.

4. Anti-inflammatory: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it may be used to alleviate inflammation in various parts of the body.

5. Diuretic: It’s known to have diuretic properties, helping in the elimination of excess fluids from the body.

6. Antioxidant: Indian Uraria is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which can help combat oxidative stress.

7. Uterine Tonic: It’s traditionally used to support women’s health, particularly in issues related to the uterus.

8. Wound Healing: It can be applied topically to aid in wound healing and reduce inflammation.

Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or Ayurvedic specialist before using Indian Uraria or any other herb for medicinal purposes. They can guide proper dosage and usage based on individual health conditions.

Chemical constituents:

Phytosterols, tocopherols, llinoleic acid and scvalens.

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