Black Walnut Tree's are considered a valuable native hardwood. It's roots and leaves have a distinctive odor when bruised. This stops other plants from growing near them. It is used for culinary, medicinal, and its wood is made into fine wood products. The seventeenth-century herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper, prescribed Black Walnut to draw poisonous venom from snakebites and spider bites. Native Americans used the Black Walnut Hull similar to how Herbalist's use it today. Black Walnut is used externally and internally.
- herbal laxative, used to relieve constipation and to promote bowel regularity
- cleanses the body of many types of parasites including pinworm, tapeworm and ringworm
- is a antiviral and effective in removing warts also helpful in cases of herpes virus and cold sores
- antifungal and used to treat fungal infection, athlete's foot. nail fungus and Candida
- high organic iodine content that is used to combat malaria, syphilis, boils, acne and other bacterial infections
- lower blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels
- balancing blood sugar levels
- is thought to shrink the sweat glands and reduce excessive sweating
- aids digestion and the intestinal system.
- relieve colic, heartburn and flatulence
- stimulates the flow of bile into the intestines
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.