Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Why the Walnut?

The walnut was chosen because of the similar size of the Prostate Gland! The Prostate is housed inside a protective sheath of tough fibrous tissue. The Romans named the tree which bears walnuts, Juglans regina- Regal nut of Jupiter or Nut of the Gods. According to Roman folklore, the gods feasted on walnuts while their lowly subjects subsisted on lesser nuts such as acorns, beechnuts, and chestnuts. Walnuts were thrown to Roman wedding guests by the groom to bring good health, ward off disease and increase fertility. Young boys eagerly scrambled for the tossed walnuts, as the groom's gesture indicates his passage into manhood.

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