Black Walnut Hull Powder
Harvesting occurs when the walnuts are ripe and the hulls are greenish-brown. The hulls turn black as they dry.
Native Americans used the inner-bark tea as an emetic, laxative, and to alleviate colic. It was utilized in poultices for inflammation. A most versatile tree providing for various herbal uses, black walnut is highly regarded by practitioners.
Use an infusion or decoction for diarrhea. Will cease lactation. Used as a douche for leukorrhea and as a mouthwash for mouth soreness or inflamed tonsils. The leaves can be used to make a cleansing wash. The green rind of the fruit makes a good poultice for skin problems. Rubbed on the skin, the extract of black walnut is said to eczema, herpes, psoriasis, fungal infections, and skin parasites and internal parasites.
The hull powder is excellent in facial masks for deeply cleansing the skin, and is often taken internally as a remedy for intestinal parasites. It can be applied as a natural insecticide. The Comanche made a paste of the leaves and husk of the fruit to treat ringworm. Black walnut was also used by the Appalachian, Cherokee, Iroquois, and Rappahannock as a treatment for fungal infections of feet and hands, for hemorrhoids and as an insecticide.
Various plant parts will leave a stain on fabric and porous materials. The husk has been used as a dye for centuries.
The hull powder is taken internally in capsules.
Applied as a masque or washing compound, or as a dry rub for skin clearing. When prepared as a decoction it may be applied to skin daily.