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Arabic Name : Jawz, Jawz Ma’kool, Jawz Malikee
Bengali Name : Aakhrot
Chinese Name : Hu tao ren
English Name : Walnut
French Name : Noyer cultivé
German Name : Walnussbaum
Gujarati Name : Akhrod
Hindi Name : Akhrot
Kannada Name : Akrod Pappu
Kashmiri Name : Doon
Latin name : Juglans regia Linn.
Marathi Name : Akrod
Persian Name : Girdagaan, Gauz
Punjabi Name : Akharot
Sanskrit Name : Akshota, Akhota, Karparala
Urdu Name : Akhrot
Recommended Dosage: 10 to 20 g powder.
Contraindication: Persons allergic to tree nuts should avoid Walnut.
The fruit is rich in protein, and high in potassium and other minerals such as zinc and iron. The fruit is alterative, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, a brain tonic, cholagogue, demulscent, emollient, expectorant, mildly laxative, nervine and possesses stimulant properties. Because the fruit is similar in shape and appearance to a human brain, it has traditionally been believed that eating it would help to improve concentration and memory. Useful in sexual debility and calms hysteria.
The bark of the root is being used for massaging of teeth and gums (Dr Younis Munshi, J&K).