Black Walnut
  Juglans Negra

Black Walnut safely and gentlely promotes healthy regularity while nourishing the entire body.  Many people also use these hulls in topical mask for vibrant, healthy-looking skin, contains organic iodine which has antiseptic.  Additionally, this herb is used extensively as a vermifuge to expel internal parasites.   According to Dr. Royle, Juglans regia extends from Greece and Asia Minor, over Lebanon and Persia, probably all along the Hindu-Kush to the Himalayas. It is abundant in Kashmir, and is found in Sirmore, Kumdon and Nepal. The walnuts imported into the plains of India are chiefly from Kashmir. Dr. Hooker states that in the Sikkim Himalaya, the Walnut inhabits the mountain slopes at an elevation of 4,000 to 7,000 feet.

According to Pliny, it was introduced into Italy from Persia, and it is mentioned by Varro, who was born B.C. 116, as growing in Italy during his lifetime.

There is no certain account of the time it was brought into this country. Some say 1562; but Gerard, writing about thirty years later, mentions the Walnut as being very common in the fields near common highways, and in orchards.

Black Walnut is a wonderful natural alternative for promoting healthy regularity while nourishing the entire body.  A fantastic source of soluble fiber, Black Walnut Hulls are safe and gentle.  Many people also use these hulls in topical mask formulas for vibrant, healthy-looking skin.  Additionally, this herb is used extensively as a vermifuge to expel internal parasites.  

Black Walnut has the ability to oxygenate the blood, which will expel parasites such as tapeworms, pinworms, and ringworms.  In this country the Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 out of 4 of us has parasites; natural healers believe that this estimate is low.  The
CDC also stated that they believe that 55% of all operations would be unnecessary, if the doctor surgeon would only understand parasitic involvement.

Black Walnut Bark, including the kernel and the green hull, has been used by the Asians to expel various kinds of intestinal worms, as well as by some American Indian tribes. A substance taken to expel or control parasites (most often referred to as "worms") is technically called a "vermifuge." The fruit, leaves and bark of the Black Walnut tree offer many other benefits. Taken internally, Black Walnut helps relieve constipation, and is also useful against fungal & parasitic infections. It may also help eliminate warts, which are troublesome growths caused by viruses. Rubbed on the skin, Black Walnut extract is reputed to be beneficial for eczema, herpes, psoriasis, and skin parasites. External applications have been known to kill ringworm. The Chinese use this herb to kill tapeworms with extremely good success. The high tannin content is primarily responsible for its anthelmintic property, although other constituents such as juglandin, juglone and juglandic acid may also be involved. It is known that Black Walnut Hull oxygenates the blood to kill parasites. The brown stain found in the green husk contains organic iodine which has antiseptic and healing properties. Black Walnut Hull is also used to balance sugar levels and burn up excessive toxins and fatty materials. Black Walnut Hull has the ability to fight against fungal infections, and acts with an antiseptic property which helps fight bacterial infection.

Earthquakes and large excavations have increased the incidence of Valley fever.  Black Walnut is very successful in the treatment of this disease. Symptoms: Fever. Cough, Chest pain, which can vary from a mild feeling of constriction to intense pressure resembling a heart attack, Chills, Night sweats, Headache, Fatigue, Shortness of breath, Joint aches, Rash. Some people develop painful red bumps that may later turn brown ' mainly on the lower legs but sometimes on the chest, arms and back. Others may have a raised red rash with blisters or eruptions that look like pimples.

Benefits of Black Walnut:
Antiseptic (topically
), Athlete's Foot, Boils, Candida Albicans, Canker sores, Cold Sores (topically applied), Eczema, Fungus, Goiter, Gum Disease, Herpes, Parasites, Poison Ivy/Oak, Prolapsus, Rashes (skin),    Ringworm, Tapeworm, Tuberculosis, Valley Fever, Worms    

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