USA, Black Walnut (Jugans nigra) Hull, Wildcrafted
These cracked hulls are harvested in the green stage, while they are still fresh from the tree. This optimizes the natural abilities of this herb, and captures its inherent anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties. Many bugs, microbes, parasites, and fungus would love to breach the green hull of the walnut to feast on the nut meat growing inside, and the tree has formed a natural barrier to protect itself. We also benefit from the tree’s natural defenses!
Black walnut hulls have been used for centuries to treat parasites and other intestinal ailments. They contain tannins, and antioxidant phenolic and flavonoid compounds that inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi, as well reducing platelet aggregation that is often associated with cardiovascular clotting disorders.
“Native American ethnobotany has revealed multiple medicinal uses for the bark, leaves, husks, and nuts of this tree, including its utility as a mosquito repellant, a dermatological aid, an antidiarrheal, a laxative, and an anthelminthic. In one form or another, this tree has been used to relieve the symptoms of fever, kidney ailments, gastrointestinal disturbances, ulcers, toothache, syphilis, and snake bite, among others.”
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Heisey, R.M. and Gorham, B. K. (1992). Antimicrobial effects of plant extracts on Streptococcus mutans, Candida albicans, Trichophyton rubrum and other micro-organisms. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 14: 136–139.
Meshkini A, Tahmasbi M. (2017), Antiplatelet Aggregation Activity of Walnut Hull Extract via Suppression of Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Caspase Activation. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. Jun;10(3):193-203.
Walshaw, S. (2012). Paleoethnobotany Laboratory Guide, Dept. of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician about appropriate usage of Black Walnut hulls.