Black Walnut Hulls
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Common Names: Black Walnut Hulls, Black Walnut, American Walnut, Akhort
Botanical Name: Juglans nigra
Black Walnut Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Black Walnut Precautions: Do not use topically or orally if pregnant or nursing. Prolonged use is not advised due to the presence of significant quantities of juglone, a known mutagen in animals. It contains walnuts, do not use if you have a nut allergy or sensitivity. This substance is known to be toxic in animals. Prolong use is not recommended. Black walnut might be unsafe when applied to the skin. It contains a chemical called juglone that might cause tongue or lip cancer, especially if applied daily. Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interact with Black Walnut.
Black Walnut Benefits & Information
Walnuts are a popular nutritious and health benefiting food staple enjoyed around the world. Black walnuts have a much bolder and earthier flavor that the English variety of walnuts typically found in the grocery store. The part of the walnut we eat and use in cooking is the seeds found inside of the walnut hull (walnut shell). Black walnut tree walnut hulls are a thick green pulp around the seed (nut). In the autumn they fall to the ground and turn black.
Black walnut hulls have been used for medicinal purposes in Russia, India, and Pakistan for centuries. Studies have found that black walnut hulls contain antioxidant properties, help to rid parasites, soothes irritated skin to promote skin health, and benefits cardiovascular health.
Black walnut hulls contain a compound called juglone which studies have shown to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-parasitic activity. Juglone is considered toxic, for this reason black walnut hulls should only be used on a short-term basis.
Black walnut hulls have an extremely bitter taste. For easy dosing the cut form can be used to make a black walnut hull tincture or use the powdered form to make your own black walnut hull capsules. They can be used to make a decoction that can be drunk as a tea or used as a wash for the skin.
Black Walnut Naturally Occurring Components: mucilaginous, essential oils, juglone, oxalic acid, tannins, gallic acid, ellagic acid, essential fatty acids, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, sodium, manganese, chlorine, zinc, iodine, sulfur
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