Herbs Walnuts are a special grade of walnut and have an especially fine, clean
flavor. They are also special in that they are peeled. According to Chinese
herbal tradition, the walnut skin is believed to be slightly toxic and
counteracts some of the benefits of the rest of the nut. Our walnuts are
refrigerated from the farm until packaging to prevent spoilage. We bag them in
small quantities to protect the freshness of the nuts.
are well-known here in the West as a delicacy. However, to the Chinese, walnut
meat is an important tonic herb which has significant strengthening qualities.
Traditionally, walnuts are said to be tonic to the Kidney Yang, and improves
the Kidney’s capacity to “grasp the Qi.”
Walnuts are thus beneficial to the primal energy of a human being, replenishing
Yang Jing. In particular, it is used to strengthen the Kidney functions, and
therefore it is used to strengthen the lumbar region of the back, the legs, the
brain and the sexual organs. They are one of the only nuts considered to be a
“superior herb.” That is a designation beyond being just another
healthy food. No other true nut is included in this elite category of tonic
herbs that also includes deer antler, Eucommia and Cistanche. As a Yang tonic, walnuts are used in tonic food
preparation to benefit the creative abilities of the mind and to strengthen
sexual functions in men and women, to increase physical strength and to promote
research and analysis in the West has shed light on the powerful nutritional
benefits of walnuts. The walnut provides essential fatty acids for healthy skin
and the development of body cells. Walnuts provide both monounsaturated fat and
a rich supply of omega-3 fatty acids. A handful of walnuts contains
almost as much omega-3 fatty acid as 3 ounces of salmon. Monounsaturated fat is
considered to be probably the healthiest type of general fat (olive oil is also
rich in monounsaturated fat). It has none of the adverse effects associated
with saturated fats or trans-fats.
walnut is one of the most heart-healthy nuts – if not the healthiest. In
a heart healthy diet, you need different unsaturated fatty acids that come from
a variety of vegetable sources.
contain vitamin E, iron, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and folic acid,
which build bones, and maintain the health of the heart and blood.
also contain vitamin B6, which is helpful in relieving many of the symptoms
associated with PMS. Middle-aged men with the highest blood level of vitamin B6 scored twice as high on a
memory test as those with the lowest B6 level, according to Tufts University
researchers. The higher the B6, the higher the memory scores.
Walnuts may also support joint mobility and mood in old age.
FDA allows the following health claim for walnuts: "Eating 1.5 ounces (42
grams) of walnuts each day may help fight heart disease when consumed as part
of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and when not resulting in
eating too many calories."
are also used in Asia to strengthen the lungs and kidneys. They are also
considered highly beneficial to the colon. Traditional Chinese dosage: 1/3 to 1
research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found a diet containing
as much as 6% walnuts (equivalent to 1 oz in humans) was able to reverse
age-related motor and cognitive deficits in aged rats. The researchers believe
that walnuts may have the ability to protect the brain by quenching the age-
related free radicals, as well as promote neuronal communication and growth of
new neurons. They concluded that adding walnuts to your diet may increase
"health span" and provide a "longevity dividend" by
delaying the onset of debilitating neurogenerative
Precautions: Manufactured in a
facility that processes tree nuts and peanuts.
Ingredients: Skinless walnuts
Consume a handful a day for snacking or in food
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of
Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you
don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended
treat, cure or prevent any disease.