Walnut - Juglans regia
Walnut - Juglanfs regia
Edible plant - novice
Other common names: English Walnut, Common Walnut, Persian Walnut, Carpathian Walnut, Mediera Walnut
Season - Summer
Scientific name meaning: Juglans is the Latin for Walnut trees, derived from Jove (Jupiter) and Glans (Acorn-shaped). Regia is also Latin and means regal, royal, kingly or queenly
Use as a food The unripe fruit can be sliced and pickled. This must be done before the shell starts to form. The ripe seed can be eaten raw or cooked. The sap from the tree can be consumed and is sweet.
The leaves have been used to make infusions (tea)
Hazards The flesh of the unripe fruit will stain skin yellow-brown
Importance to other species provides a food source for mammals
Use in medicine Walnut has been used to treat kidney and bladder stones, respiratory disorders, inflammation, skin disorders, water retention, diarhhoea, parasites, lethargy, pain, vertigo and cancer.
If you are suffering from any ailment or need medical advice, please see your General Practitioner
Other uses Walnut wood is highly-prized for its grain and colour. Oils, furniture polish, dyes, paints, herbicides and insect repellents are made from different parts of the tree
Always stay safe when foraging. You need to be 100% sure of your identification, 100% sure that your foraged item is edible, and 100% sure that you are not allergic to it (it is good practice to always try a small amount of any new food you are consuming). If in doubt, leave it out!