Black Walnut Hull Powder



Black Walnut Hull Powder
Harvesting occurs when the walnuts are ripe and the hulls are greenish-brown. The hulls turn black as they dry.

Background:
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.

Dosage:
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.

Applications:
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.

Externally:
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.