Black Walnut - Juglans Nigra

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This Black walnut (Juglans nigra) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA.

Black walnut - Juglans nigra in the Juglandaceae or Walnut family

Part used: Fresh immature green husk.

Taste/smell: Acrid, bitter.

Tendencies: Drying, cooling.

Dosage: 1:1 fresh plant liquid extract: 1-10 drops 1-3 times per day in a little water.

Use: (a) Antiseptic, (b) Astringent, (c) Laxative, (d) Emetic, (e) Antifungal, (f) Antihemorrhagic, (g) Vermifuge.

Black walnut is used for athlete's foot, ring worm, candida and other fungal infections, both externally and internally. Internally, it is also used for chronic constipation, intestinal toxemia, portal congestion or hemorrhoids, pin or thread worms, tapeworm, giardia and other parasites. The constituent, juglone, is found in the immature green husks. Although used internally, this herb can be caustic and should only be used in small amounts for short periods of time.

Contraindications: The fresh green husks can cause irritation and blistering when applied to the skin in excessive quantities. Taken internally in large doses, it is a sedative to the circulation and heart. Do not use in pregnancy or for extended periods of time. This herb should only be used by trained professionals.

If you are looking for directions on making teas or tinctures, please see our "Making Herbal Products" page.

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