Walnut Shells Are A Wonder Ingredient

An article published in The Indian Express states that walnuts are very good for health. It has multiple benefits to provide. Along with being a great source of healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants, it is also greatly known to be brain food. Akhrot, as they are called in India are packed with rich copper, calcium, iron, and zinc. It is also well known for being an agent for controlling blood sugar levels and weight loss. But, do you know? Just like the nut, the shell is as much important too. it is a very rich source of antioxidants. So here are a few important things that you can do with the walnut shell next time you crack them open.

While speaking about the benefits of this great ingredient, Armen Adamjan who happens to be a content creator recently shared on Instagram for his followers about the tea made from walnut shells. He says that not only is this tea has great health benefits but is also very delicious too. Walnut shells have multiple uses as they are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins.

How To Make Walnut Tea

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  • After cleaning the walnut shells, put them to boil for about thirty minutes.
  • Once the water turns brown, it is done.
  • Strain it just like you do with the tea leaves and drink.

This tea provides benefits for the guts. It supports to keeping a smooth bowel movement too. Adamjan further says that if you are suffering from flu, a runny nose, or trying to check on your food habits then it comes in great use. Dr. Varsha who happens to be a dietician at the Apollo Hospitals, Mumbai also agrees to this and says that it is true. If you drink a cup of tea made of walnut shells, every day it will boost immunity. It will also eliminate the symptoms of other viruses and the common cold. The water of walnut shell is also good for oral hygiene and so you can also use it as a mouthwash for curing oral problems, says Dr. Varsha. While talking to The Indian Express, Dr. Varsha told that walnut shells have medicinal properties for skin and hair too.

More Uses Of Walnut Shells 


Adamjan said that the shell of walnut is used in cosmetics too. The shells are grounded into a fine powder and then used as an exfoliant with a mixture of coconut oil. Dr. Varsha further says that scrubbing the skin with it keeps the skin youthful. 

Plant Fertilizers

The powder of walnut shells is also mixed with the soil because it is a great source of plant fertilizer too. just like human health, it gives the needed protein to plant health too. It boosts the life of plants and helps them to grow steadily. Research studies show that if the walnut powder is mixed into the soil regularly, the plant gets good nutrition and bears healthy fruit too. It also has another benefit. The mixture of the walnut shell with the soil of a plant also keeps away the unwanted insects and worms that damage the plant.