Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Juglandaceae
Genus : Juglans
Species : regia Linn. Var. Kumaonia DC
Common Name
English Name : Common walnut
Hindi Name : Akhor
Manipuri Name : Heijugak/Heijuga
Other Details
Habit : Big deciduous tree
Parts Use : Bark, Fruit, Leaf and Seed
Preparation : The endosperm of the seed is edible.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : A globulin, juglansin bas been isolated from the edible kernel. The globulin contains cystine and tryptophane.
Ailment Treated : Leaves are astringent, tonic and anthelmintic. The leaves and bark are antiscorbutic and detergent. The fruits are sweet, emollient, aphrodisiac, tonic and carminative. The kernels are used in colic and dysentery. Mature kernals yield a fatty oil, walnut oil, used for edible purposes, printing inks and soap making. Seed kernal after removing brown skin is used in nervous disorder and improving memory.
Source : Wild/Cultivated.