Advanced Journal of Microbiology Research

Advanced Journal of Microbiology Research ISSN 2736-1756 Vol. 15 (1), pp. 001-010, January, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Review

Significance and use of walnut, Juglans regia Linn: A review

Nael Abu Taha and Mohammed A. Al-wadaan

Chair of Advanced Proteomics and Cytomics Research, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11415, Saudi Arabia.

Accepted 19 September, 2020

Abstract

Juglans regia Linn is a medicinal plant that has been widely used in traditional medicine for a wide array of ailments that include helminthiasis, diarrhea, sinusitis, stomachache, arthritis, asthma, eczema, scrofula, skin disorders, and various endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus, anorexia, thyroid dysfunctions, cancer and infectious diseases. The present review, attempts to provide comprehensive information on the ethnobotanical use, pharmacology, nutritional value, preclinical and clinical studies, toxicity, other uses and current research prospects of the Juglans regia L. Currently, there is a renewed interest in walnut, and several investigations aimed at scientific validation of its traditional uses and a humble scientific investigation aimed at isolation and identification of active constituents of crude extracts.

Key words: Juglans regia, nutritional value, bioactivity, clinical trial, traditional use, toxicity.

Significance and use of walnut, Juglans regia Linn: A review