Erbology continues its mission to change the way we view nutrition and releases delicious walnut oil.
May 15, 2018 –
“The slow motion, the rhythm of rubbing walnuts makes one’s spirit feel relaxed and comfortable…. Oh this thing of walnuts is a real magic of massaging your soul….”
In 1937, the German scholar Ernst Cordes travelled to China and recorded these remarkable lines, taken from a conversation with an elderly Chinese man stroking two ancient walnuts in his hand.(1)
Today, beautifully carved walnuts are still spun in the palm of the hand in China, the most precious specimens sold to signify status and money. We at Erbology place as much value in walnuts for brainpower and inner tranquillity, but ingested or used on the temple of your body for purposes of health and wellbeing.
Unrefined walnut oil is packed full of nutrients, including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is a type of omega-3 fatty acids. The human body reformulates alpha-linolenic acid into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These acids have been judged important for healthy ageing; they also boost cardiovascular health.(2)
A separate study found that EPA and DHA could help prevent deterioration in cognitive function.(3) That’s a lovely strength when you consider that walnuts look like the human brain – a case of nature giving us poetic hints!
Walnut oil also contains ellagic acid, an incredibly potent polyphenol, which is used in many cosmetics because of its photo-protective effects on collagen breakdown and inflammatory responses in irradiated human skin cells(4). Simply put, it seems to help strengthen the skin from the effects of ageing. Although further research on the effects of ellagic acid on human subjects is needed, it is clear that ellagic acid is one quite powerful nutrient.
Walnut oil is known to have a calming aroma; its scent is quite robust and mellow, like being out in a country meadow after the rain. If your days are stressful and long, rubbing some of this oil on your hands and pressure points may bring relief and a sense of being earthed back into the frenetic day.
This is one of these gorgeous substances that tastes exactly as it smells and as you imagine – the equivalent of a ‘what you see is what you get’ human being. Agreeably subtle, the rooted flavour deepens and expands as you take it in; it stays with you and brings the same peaceful feeling as the smell does.
Walnut oil is best used as a finishing touch drizzled onto salads, soups, stews, and pastas. It is winning in the morning too, working well with porridge or stewed fruits. Erbology recommend one to two tablespoons of walnut oil a day.
This new release will be available online via www.erbology.co, and will begin to roll out to wholesales and retailers in the coming months at the recommended retail price for 200ml at £9.99.