Black Walnut Extract
Black Walnut is also known by the names English Walnut and Persian Walnut. The genus name "Juglans" or "jovis glans" means "Jupiter's nut." Mythology tells us that the 'gods' residing on earth lived off Walnuts. The name "Walnut" is from the Teutonic "welsche nuss", meaning "foreign nut". Because Walnuts are similar to the shape of the human head, they were historically thought to benefit the brain. Furthermore, in Asian medicine, Black Walnuts were regarded as a kidney tonic, which makes sense as they consider the brain to be governed by the kidneys. Walnuts have also been carried by some cultures as a charm for fertility. Black Walnut Bark, including the kernel and the green hull, have 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.
Black Walnut is a rich source of iodine and trace minerals. It also contains linolenic acid and vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. Alkaloids in black walnut may have anti-tumor properties. Taken internally, Black Walnut helps relieves 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 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 is also used to balance sugar levels and burn up excessive toxins and fatty materials. Black Walnut has the ability to fight against fungal infections, and acts with an antiseptic property which helps fight bacterial infection.
Black walnut hulls contain tannins and quinone compounds. These tannins and quinone compounds are the primary components that give this herb the ability to expel worms and other parasites. It has been used to expel intestinal parasites, worms, and yeast. Traditional uses of black walnut are: expel parasites, worms, yeast, lower blood pressure, help thyroid problems (especially low thyroid output), skin fungus, asthma, beriberi, diarrhea, sore throat, and lung disease. Powdered black walnut has been used to clean teeth and tighten gums.