Black Walnut Hull
Health Benefits: healthy elimination, laxative, vitamin C, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, burn off fatty materials.
The Black Walnut, also known as the American Walnut, grows along the eastern seaboard from northern Florida as far west as Texas and north up through the Dakotas to Ontario, Canada. This beautiful shade tree may grow to 120 feet and produces immature fruits that are round, green orbs with fleshy green outer husks that dry into very hard dark-brown nuts. Black Walnut Hulls are the powdered outside covering of the nut of the North American black walnut tree.
They are a good source dietary source of serotonin and one of the best plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Black Walnut also provides many health benefits due to its unique composition of juglone, tannins and natural iodine. Juglone demonstrates potential as an effective bactericide, fungicide. Tannins are believed to aid the body in warding off bacteria and in resisting many conditions and diseases such as diarrhea, various blood disorders, stress, tumors, ulcers, and even cancer. Iodine is required by almost all living organisms to some degree. It is required to produce the thyroid hormone and a deficiency can result in the onset of goiters, chronic fatigue, depression, and possibly mental impairment. To support its routine consumption, common table salt is iodized.
Taken internally, Organic Black Walnut helps relieve constipation and is also useful against fungal and parasitic infections. A tea made from the leaves is astringent and has been prescribed as a topical treatment for ringworm and yeast infections of the skin.
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