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Black Walnut

Other Names: Black Walnut, American Walnut, Jupiter's Nuts, Common Walnut, Carya, Persian Walnut, English Walnut, Royal Walnut,  Juglans Nigra (Black walnut) , Juglans Regia (Common English walnut)
Traditional Usages: Food, Food Preparation, Cooking Oil, Dyeing, Acne, Eczema, Herpes, Warts, Externally for Skin Infections, Abscesses, Constipation, Intestinal Worms, Diarrhea, Tonic for Anemia, Gargle for Sore Mouth and Ulcerated Throat, Expel Wind, Apply to Wounds, Helps Deafness and the Noise in the Ears, Snake Bite
Resources: North America, Asia, Mediterranean Region, South America, Mexico, Iran
Parts Used: Leaves, Hulls, Bark, Husk
Herb Actions: Antidiarrheal, Astringent, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, purgative
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Black Walnut Extract – Herbal remedy for Cold Sores: Black walnut extract can control cold sores. It serves as a natural antiseptic due to a high concentration of natural iodine. Apply on sores.

Black Walnut Extract – Herbal remedy for Genital Herpes: You can buy black walnut extract as a liquid extract or in dried form in capsules. Take one capsule of 525 milligrams, once daily.

Black Walnut  Tincture - Herbal remedy for Fungal Infection:  Black Walnut tincture is used in both human and animal medical care. A tincture is described as being between 40-60% of alcohol that has been infused with either oils or hulls. With a black walnut tincture, the black walnut is left in tact and then soaked in alcohol. It is recommended that black walnuts be at least 50% green when selected for the infusion process. Sometimes, vitamin c or other ingredients might be added to the tincture.
Black walnut is known for its antiseptic, germicidal, and anti parasitic properties. It also works for many digestive orders. It can be applied topically, in the form of a walnut tincture or oil and is used for treating skin conditions that are the result of infection, fungus, or bacteria. It has been successful in treating athlete's foot, yeast or candida, ringworm and thrush. Other skin conditions that have shown good response to black walnut tincture include psoriasis and eczema
Apply a drop of tincture on fungal infection twice daily until condition improves,

Black Walnut - Herbal remedy for Thyroid Disorders: Black walnut is helpful in balancing many of the hormones in the body, especially in helping your thyroid gland maintain health and balance. Black walnuts are rich in vitamin B6, E, K, as well as thiamin, riboflavin and foliate. These nuts are a rich source of manganese and also minerals such as copper and phosphorus. Black walnuts are available in supplement form. Take one capsule of 500 milligrams once a day.`

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