Black Walnut Juglans nigra

Juglans nigra
green walnuts
  • Common Names
  • Black Walnut
  • Botanical Name
  • Juglans nigra
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Black Walnut

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How to Use: Black Walnut

Herbalists are most interested in the bark, leaves and nut husks of black walnut. Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide. Black walnut is used to treat ringworm, yeast and candida infections. (Duke,James, Ph.D., 43) Use black walnut tea externally as a skin wash , or add the powered hulls to personal dusting powders.

Black walnut hull extract is unquestionably one of the best and safest worming agents offered by the plant world. But it can be toxic if not used with proper care, caution, and training. It is an herb best reserved for use by experienced practitioners. 2

Walnuts are a good source dietary source of serotonin, which is important in maintaining a healthy emotional balance. A lack of serotonin in the brain is thought to be a cause of depression. Walnuts are also one of the best plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Both research and population studies have shown that having the right balance of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet reduces inflammation and may help lower risk such as heart disease, cancer, and auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.1

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Extracts of green, unripe hulls. Walnut leaf is used in skin washes.

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Black Walnut Side Effects: Not for long term or chronic use, the juglone in black walnut has carcinogenic effects. Can be toxic if not used with proper care and respect. Remember anything that can kill a tapeworm has the potential of being harmful to the host.

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books citedWorks Cited
  1. University of Maryland :Center for Integrative Medicine. Omega-3 fatty acids
  2. Mountain Rose Herbs
  3. Wikipedia