The Walnut Tree.

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A common tree in our gardens; it grows to a great bigness, and is very much branched. The leaves are very large and long; each is composed of a double row of smaller, and has an odd one at the end. These are each of an oval figure and yellowish green colour, and of a pleasant smell. The flowers are little; they are yellowish, and arranged in loose catkins. The fruit is covered with a green thick coat, and has with in a kernel divided into parts, and of an uneven surface.

The bark of the walnut tree is a good emetic; it may be given in infusion, or dried and powdered; it vomits easily and plentifully. The skin that covers the kernel is good against fluxes.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.