Saturday, January 19, 2013

Herbal uses for Black Walnut Hull

  • “Black Walnut Hull may help to lower blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels and is believed to burn up toxins and fatty materials while balancing blood sugar levels.
  • The tannins in Black Walnut Hull (and leaves) possess an astringent quality that is thought to shrink the sweat glands and reduce excessive sweating.  The herb is said to help control menorrhagia, the excessive loss of blood during periods. It is also used to control diarrhea.
  • Black Walnut Hull is considered a tonic that aids digestion and the intestinal system. It helps to relieve colic, heartburn and flatulence.  As a cholagogue, Black Walnut stimulates the flow of bile into the intestines and is thought to ease bilious colic and pain in the spleen.”
Perhaps Black Walnut’s most well-known property is its ability to fight intestinal parasites. It is a well documented vermifuge that is effective at helping the body rid itself of parasites. As a laxative, it expels parasites as part of its cleansing of the body and the high tannin and juglone content is thought to oxygenate the blood and kill parasites. Black walnut is effective against pinworm, ringworm, tapeworm and other intestinal parasites.

From Mountain Rose Herbs: “Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide. As a skin wash, black walnut hulls are used to treat ringworm and yeast infections of the skin. Taken internally, black walnut hulls are used to treat intestinal worms.”

Black walnut hull tincture

Green black walnut hulls 
Old pillowcase Hammer 
1 bottle cheap vodka 
 Large glass jar with lid 
 Wire mesh strainer 
Large bowl 
Amber or other colored glass bottles with lids

Place a half dozen green black walnut hulls in a old pillow case and tie the top closed.
lay the pillowcase on the sidewalk or other concrete surface. Using a hammer smash the hulls inside the pillowcase. Measure out 2-3 tablespoons of hull and place in a qt jar with a vodka( least 90 percent alcohol content) Secure the top and place in the dark for 30 days. Strain and place in dark colored glass with tight lid and keep in cool place

 Drinking a tincture black walnut hull home remedy too quickly can cause an upset stomach or dizziness. However, you want to drink your entire dose within 15 minutes. You may not like the taste. If you find the taste displeasing, mix the tincture with juice, honey, jam, dulce de leche, or anything else that will help you get it down.

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