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Nuts of the Healing Garden
Throughout history people gathered what was grown around them not only for food but for medicine. They would eat what was in season which helps to keep the body in balance. In today's global market we have diversity like never before though finding what grows local without pesticides and chemical fertilizers would be the best option. We are also blessed with today's innovative ways to grow some of our own food using containers, raised beds, pouches and hanging gardens to name a few.

We've gathered some of the most common fruit and vegetables that have medicinal qualities as well as vitamins and minerals for overall health. We hope you'll find this helpuful and invite you to visit this website often as we are continuing to add information that will help you along your healing journey.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."~ Hippocrates

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Acorns (Quercus spp.)
Acorns
It is used to treat type 2 diabetes and migraine headaches as well as to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is also used to soothe skin itching conditions including sunburn blisters, scab tissue and hemmoroids. It can also help treat inflamation, burns small cuts and sore throats when gargled.

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Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Almond
It is to treat bladder, breast, mouth, spleen, and uterus cancers. It is also used as a mild laxative

It can also be applied directly to the skin as a moisturiser as well as to soothe mucous membranes Other uses include its use as a disinfectant.

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American Chestnut (Castanea dentata)
American Chestnut
The leaves and bark of the American chestnut contain tannins that are used to treat inflamation.

It is taken as a tea for asthma, bronchitis, cough and other respiratory problems. It is also used to treat swollen joints in rheumatic patients and other sources of inflamation.

It can also be used as a mild sedative and gargled to reduce the swelling of a sore throat.

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American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
American Hazelnut
The American Hazelnut, which is rich in fiber, protein and oil, is used to lower cholesterol and as an antioxidant.

A decoction of the bark was used to induce vomiting when unable to retain food and to treat gastric tract problems including diarrhoea and stomach cramps. As a mild analgesic it was also used for headache and to control teething pains in babies.

The raw nut was taken as a blood purifier or to treat hives and hay fever or to control childbirth hemorrhage and to promote prenatal strength. The boiled bark has also been used as a poultice to help close and heal cuts.

Native Americans typically ate the nut with honey, which augmented the health giving benefits of the nut.

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Beechnut Nut (Fagus spp.)
Beechnut Nut
It is used to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke as well as increasing blood flow to the brain, which reduces the severity of migraine headaches. It is also been shown to be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes

It is also used as a general tonic and some people think that it can be used to treat hair loss.

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Betel Nut (Areca catechu)
Betel Nut
The Betel Nut is the fruit of the Areca plant and it is a mild hallucigen used to treat schizophrenia. It is also a mild stimulant and has been used to aid digestion.

The other main use is in the treatment of glaucoma, which is a debilitating eye disease causing restricted peripherial or tunnel vision.

An extract can also be used as an animal laxitive or to help them expel tape worms and it's useful in treating colic in horses.
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Black Walnut
The hull of the Black Walnut is used as a blood purifier to treat infections such as diphtheria and syphilis. It has also been tried as a treatment for leukemia.

The tannins help reduce inflamation and painful joints and can help as a diuretic, which drys up body fluids by increasing urination. It is also used to expel parasite infestations.

The oil can be applied directly to the skin to speed up wound healing.

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Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)
Brazil Nut
It is used to lower and then regulate high blood pressure and reduce the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes. As well as treating anemia, it is also used to increase muscle mass and as a blood tonic to prevent autoimmune disease

It is also used to treat depression, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, and as a general mood enhancer. The high selenum content also helps the body maintain healthy hair and nails.

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Breadfruit Nut (Artocarpus altilis)
Breadfruit Nut
It is used to lower and then regulate high blood pressure and reduce the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

It is also used to increase muscle mass and as a blood tonic to treat amemia.

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Breadnut Nut, Maya Nut (Brosimum alicastrum)
Breadnut Nut
It is a herbal stimulant used to treat insomnia and anxiety and to treat gastric problems and diarrhea.

It is also used to increase muscle mass, improve stamina and post exercise recovery time. Other uses include its use as a blood tonic to treat amemia, as a gluten-free wheat substitute asd as an antiseptic as well as to promote skin growth and wound closure.

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Butternut Nut, White Walnut (Juglans cinerea)
Butternut Nut
It is used to treat constipation, gallbladder disorders and hemorrhoids as well as various skin diseases as well as being used as a general tonic.

It is also used to treat cancer and infections caused by bacteria and parasites.

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Cashew Nut (Anacardium occidentale)
Cashew Nut
It is used to treat stomach and intestinal problems, including colic, flatulence and diarrhea.

It can also be applied directly to the skin to help accelerate skin regrowth including healing wounds caused by bleeding ulcers, warts, and corns.

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Chia Seed (Salvia hispanica)
Chia Seed
It is used to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke as well as increasing blood flow to the brain, which reduces the severity of migraine headaches.

It is also been shown to be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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Cola Nut (Cola Vera)
Cola Nut (Kola Nut)
It is used to treat fatigue, depression, melancholy, lack of normal muscle tone, exhaustion, dysentery, diarrhoea, weight loss, and migraine headaches.

It is widely used in foods and very popular beverages as a flavoring ingredient due to its high caffeine content.
Cottonseed (Gossypium hirsutum.)
Cottonseed
It is used to treat nausea, fever, headache, diarrhea, dysentery, nerve pain, and bleeding.

It is also used to treat the symptoms of menopause as well as other menstrual disorders. In addition it is used as a birthing agent to help advance labor as well as assisting with the expulsion of the afterbirth. Post birthing, it is sometimes used to improve breast milk production.

It is also spermicidal, which is used in birth control systems.

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Flaxseed Seeds, Linseed (Linum usitatissimum)
Flaxseed
It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol as well as osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), vaginal infections, dry eyes, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

It has also been used as a laxative for constipation, to reduce obesity and as a preventative for breast and prostate cancers.

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Ginkgo Nut (Ginkgo Biloba)
Ginkgo Biloba
The extract has been shown to benefit vision by improving microcirculation to the eyes and has shown to be an important treatment for senile macular degeneration, which is a reasonably a common condition.

In nearly 300 scientific studies ginkgo extract has been shown to have a wide range of benefits. It prevents and or benefits ailments such as vertigo, tinnitus, inner ear disturbances, memory impairment, ability to concentrate, anxiety, depression, neurological disorders, senility and circulatory disorders as well as edema and Raynaud's disease.

It is so beneficial because it increases the quantity of capillary circulation, thus increasing blood flow to the brain, heart and tissues in organs and glands. In addition, the flavonoids present in ginkgo are potent free radical scavengers.

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Hemp Seeds (Cannabis sativa)
Hemp Seeds
It is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant but it isn't the same as marijuana, because the THC level is insignificant so you can't get high on it.

It is termed a superfood because it can supply all dietry needs as well as many documented medicinal benefits. It is used to treat obesity, reduce cholesterol, hardening of the arteries, heart attacks and stroke as well as improve blood circulation and lower high blood pressure.

It is used also to treat diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and, as well as being a mood balancer, it is used to treat depression, reduce anxiety and lower stress levels. Other uses include treating gastric complaints, easing constipation and reducing the risk of breast, colon and prostate cancers.

It promotes new cell growth and is used to treat eczema, psoriasis and dry skin.

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Hickory Nut (Carya spp.)
Hickory Nut
It is used to protect the central nervous system, to support the muscle and bone structures as well as to lower cholesterol, which reduces the possibility of heart disease and stroke.

It also helps reduce muscle cramps as well as aiding the kidneys to eliminate excess water in the body.

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Lotus Nut (Nelumbo nucifera)
Lotus Nut
It is used as a relaxant and sedative to relieve stress related problems. It can also be used to treat respiratory illnesses by helping to to dry up excess mucus.

It has also been used to treat obesity and as a diuretic, which helps eliminate excess water from the body.

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Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia)
Macadamia Nut
The monounsaturated fatty acids in the nuts of this Australian native are used to treat high cholesterol.

It has also been included in gluten-free foods, which are intended to help treat patients with wheat gluten allergy and celiac disease.

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Mace (Myristica fragrans)
Mace
It is used for diarrhea, nausea, stomach spasms and pain, and intestinal gas. It is also used for treating cancer, kidney disease, insomnia, increasing menstrual flow, causing a miscarriage, as a hallucinogen, and as a general tonic.

It can be applied directly to the skin as an anti-inflamatory and pain-killer to ease rheumatism, mouth sores, and toothache.

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Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Nutmeg
It is used for diarrhea, nausea, stomach spasms and pain, and intestinal gas. It is also used for treating cancer, kidney disease, insomnia, increasing menstrual flow, causing a miscarriage, as a hallucinogen, and as a general tonic.

It can be applied directly to the skin as an anti-inflamatory and pain-killer to ease rheumatism, mouth sores, and toothache.

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Peanut (Arachis hypogaea)
Peanuts
It is used to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and as a laxative. It is also used to decrease appetite as a part of a weight-loss programme as well as a cancer preventative.

It can also be applied directly to the skin to treat arthritis and other joint pain, eczema, dandruff and scaling without hair loss, dry skin, and other skin disorders that cause scaling.

Some brands of peanut oil have been shown to be fortified with soya oil, without the appropriate labeling.

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Pecan (Carya illinoinensis or illinoensis)
Pecans
It has been used to treat sore throats, hemorrhages, diarrhea and peptic ulcers as well as TB. It is also used to help control rhinitis and vaginal discharges and is used in wound healing to help dry up leaking wounds.

It can also be applied directly to the skin as a drying agent to treat acne, ringworm, insect bites, superficial cuts, allergies, or fungal infections.

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Pilinut Nut (Canarium ovatum)
Pilinut Nut
It is used to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke as well as increasing blood flow to the brain, which reduces the severity of migraine headaches.

It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes as well as being used as a general tonic.

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Pine Nut (Pinus spp.)
Pine Nut
It is used to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke as well as increasing blood flow to the brain, which reduces the severity of migraine headaches.

It is also been shown to be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. It can also be applied directly to the skin for mild muscle pain and nerve pain.

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Pistachio (Pistacia vera)
Pistachio Nuts
It is used to treat gastric problems including diarrhea and dysentery, as well as improving the vascular circulatory system. It is also used to treat abscesses, coughs, bronchitis and other chest complaints as well as being a sedative and general tonic.

Other uses include regulating menstruation periods, treating bruises, itchiness of the skin, rheumatism, liver disease, sores and wound healing as well as protecting the body from diseases, cancers, and infections.

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Poppy Seeds (Papaver somniferum)
Poppy Seeds
It is used to treat insomnia, nervous agitation, depression, fatigue, bed-wetting to promote relaxation.

It is also used to treat nerve pain, liver and bladder conditions.

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Pumpkin Seeds (Cucurbita spp.)
Pumpkin Seeds
It is used to treat bladder infections and irritation as well as kidney infections and as a diuretic.

It has also been used to kill intestinal worms infestations.

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Quinoa Seeds (Chenopodium quinoa)
Quinoa Seeds
It is used to treat type 2 diabetes and migraine headaches as well as to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow throughout the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is also used to increase muscle mass, improve stamina and post exercise recovery time. Other uses include being used as a blood tonic to treat amemia, as a gluten-free wheat substitute and as an antiseptic as well as to promote skin growth and wound closure.

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Safflower Seeds (Carthamus tinctorius)
Safflower Seeds
It is used for preventing cardiovascular problems, including atherosclerosis and stroke. It is also used to treat fever, tumors, coughs, breathing problems, pain, heart disease, chest pain, and to treat injuries.

It can also be used as a blood thinner, to prompte sweating, as a laxative, a stimulant, an antiperspirant and an expectorant.

In gynocopathy it has also been used as a treatment for painful menstrual periods as well as to help regulate periods or to cause an abortion.

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Sesame Seeds (Sesamum indicum)
Sesame Seeds
It promotes bone health and prevents osteoporosis as well as reducing high cholesterol, treating high blood pressure and reducing the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

It is also used to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and to treat cancer, reduce stress

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Sunflower Seeds (Helianthus annuus)
Sunflower Seeds
It is used to help lower chloesterol and as a treatment for constipation. It can also be used to treat arthritis.

It can also be appllied directly to the skin to prompte skin growth in wound closure as well as to treat otyher skin problems such as psoriasis, and arthritis; and as a massage oil.

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Watermelon Seeds (Citrullus lanatus)
Watermelon Seeds
It is used to lower and then regulate high blood pressure and reduce the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

It is also used to increase muscle mass and as a blood tonic to treat amemia.

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