Walnut India Does Evil? Side Effects and How to Take


From time to time arise weight loss products that promise to eliminate the extra kilos without much effort. This also seems to be the promise of India Walnut publishers, who claim that the seed helps you lose weight.

Brought from Asia, the plant has adapted very well to the Amazon region and in recent years has been disclosed as a diet seed.

For Serving?

Practically there is no scientific evidence on the benefits of walnut India, but it is believed that the seed will serve to:

  • lose weight;
  • lower cholesterol;
  • tone and stimulate the growth of new hair strands;
  • reduce the pain of arthritis;
  • cure skin diseases;
  • improve cholesterol levels;
  • induce or stop diarrhea;
  • reduce cellulite.

In traditional Asian medicine, walnut is also used to treat gonorrhea, headache, heal stomach ulcers and lower fever.


The pressing of the seeds of Candlenut results in an oil with a high content of essential fatty acids (40% of it consists of linoleic acid and 29% by ALA or alpha-linolenic acid) and antioxidants such as vitamins E, C and A.

The nut of India also contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium; and to a lesser extent, copper, zinc, iron and selenium.

Walnut India even lose weight?

As we said above, there is no type of clinical study conducted with humans has proven that the nut of India loses weight. What we know is that the oil extracted from the seeds of A. moluccana have strong purgative action and can also act as an antioxidant.

In other words, it is possible that the nut of India encourages weight loss through elimination of fluid and reduce inflammation.

Similarly to other vegetable oils, India Walnut fat can still promote satiety, facilitating control of the portions at the table. It is believed that the oil also stimulates thermogenesis, ie burning fat.

But, although there are numerous sites on the internet saying that India Walnut thin, we can not say this without scientific proof.

The nut of India's okay?


The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) prohibits the sale of walnut India, but many people end up finding the seed over the Internet. According to the health agency, walnut India is toxic when consumed orally, and its use can lead to death.

In addition to diarrhea and increased urination, walnut intake India is bad because it can cause severe poisoning, since the plant contains saponin toxialbumina and two toxic active ingredients.

But Asians do not use the seed to cure a number of health problems? In fact, Ayurvedic medicine proposes the use of cooked seeds, and still in small quantities. For hair and skin treatment conditions use is topic by applying oil directly on the area being treated.

In Brazil people have consumed raw seed - and often in large numbers - to accelerate weight loss. When used this way, the nut of India can lead to death.

So the verdict is: Walnut India is bad and should not be used to lose weight or even to regulate the bowel.

Although there are groups discussing the benefits of India's walnut and reports (which we will see below) on the seed properties moluccana Aleurites do not recommend under any circumstances oral use walnut India.

Side effects of India Walnut

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As little is known about the use of still raw seed, side effects known to date are indeed reports of those who have used the food to lose weight.

According to the seed users, the side effects of Walnut most common India are:

  • Severe diarrhea;
  • Flatulence;
  • Stomach pain;
  • Swelling of the legs;
  • nausea;
  • Tachycardia;
  • Breathing problems;
  • Dehydration;
  • Headache.

How diuretic, the Indian nut can also cause muscle pain, hypotension (low blood pressure) and feeling of fatigue.


We have seen that the nut of India is bad and should not be used to lose weight. But the seed consumption is further contraindicated in pregnant women, nursing mothers and people with a history of heart, kidney and liver problems.

Children, the elderly and people who are making drug use should also avoid the nut intake from India to lose weight or for any other purpose.

How to take


Asians consume Walnut cooked Indian and always in small amounts - just as a spice. Here in Brazil, although many people use the raw walnut India to lose weight, seed producers recommend it to be placed in hot water.

Boil some water and it is added 1/8 of a walnut seed from India. Then the mixture is allowed to infuse for 5 minutes - and was then ready for consumption.

How can damage the stomach, it is not recommended to consume the seed fasting.

Another guideline of how to use the nut of India is always take at least two liters of water during the day to prevent kidney problems and dehydration caused by seed.


Check out some testimonials about the nut of India:

- In favor of the seed:

  • "I'm taking three months ago, lost weight only three kilograms, but did not diet. I'm taking it to regularize the bowel (which now works well), but I realized that my waist tuned and I have more desire to eat sweets. My hunger has halved and I will now make a balanced diet to get the ideal weight. ";
  • "I lost some weight, but I can see that my measurements decreased. I'm taking three weeks ago, along with plenty of water and a banana to prevent the loss of potassium, and feel very good. ";
  • "I take more than a year and lost about 15 kilos just belly. In the early days I felt pain in the body and had diarrhea, but today do not feel any of it. ";
  • "I take the seed for four months, and I lost eight kilos without exercise. I had no side effects, except to go to the bathroom more often. Walnut India does not perform miracles, but it helps a lot. ";
  • "I do not use the nut of India to lose weight, but to control the bowel. The seed has regularized my bowel movements and I'm no longer constipated or bloated as before. "

- Contrary to the use of walnut India:

  • "I was with the health checks on time when I began to take the nut of India. I bought the seeds with certificate, but still had many side effects. I'm sore breasts, full of nodules, a serious urinary tract infection ";
  • "I have been taking the walnut two weeks ago but have not lost anything of weight. I'm feeling very bad, a lot of pain in the breasts and diarrhea at night. ";
  • "In the first ten days with Walnut India I lost 900 grams quickly, but it brought consequences such atrocious muscle pain. Within 10 days I became ill with bone pain and insomnia. I lost only 1.8 kg in 20 days and decided to stop treatment. ";
  • "In the first week of use I did not feel anything, but I'm in the second and now I have nodes throughout the body and I'm with a diarrhea unusual (I'm even afraid to laugh and can not grasp). That's because my gut is naturally attached. ";
  • "Use the nut properly, as the description of the package, but I felt a lot of pain in the body. There was urinating normally by drinking two liters of water per day. Muscle pain reached the bottom and my legs swelled members too. I was admitted with suspected stroke, but the tests were negative. I felt very breathless and tachycardia, did several tests and gave nothing. I stopped taking the nut and everything returned to normal. "


Not only its proven toxicity, Walnut India can also be confused with other seed even more toxic, the Napoleon-hat (pictured above).

The consumption of the plant can cause from vomiting, colic and diarrhea to severe heart problems. There are reports of death after the use-hat Napoleon to lose weight.

Final considerations

Even with all the warning that the nut of India's okay, you can still be tempted to use the seed to lose weight.

Even if you find some supposedly scientific evidence proving that the nut of India loses weight, their toxicity and the numerous side effects should already be a good reason to do it give up the idea.

Of course, a weight within the ideal BMI range is essential for health, but even more important is not only harm the body to reach the weight of dreams.

A nutritional education in a weight loss program that takes the average loss of 0.5 kg per week is still the best way to lose weight and maintain health. Products and supplements that promise miracles can even lead to weight loss, but the price charged is often too high.

Additional references:

  • http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-353-tung%20seed.aspx?activeingredientid=353&activeingredientname = tung% 20seed
  • http://www.herbalsafety.utep.edu/herbs-pdfs/CandleNutTree.pdf
  • http://www.esalq.usp.br/siesalq/pm/plantas_toxicas.pdf

Do you know anyone who has ventured to take and claim that the nut of India's okay right? Curious to try the product, knowing the risks? Comment below!