Black Walnut Hull Powder, Organic, 1/2 lb.(BWHP-2)
Our Black Walnut Hulls are harvested in the fall, while they are still green, from the Black Walnut tree. The Black Walnut tree is indigeous to parts of North American and Canada.
Our Black Walnut Hulls are harvested when the hulls are still green, which is the most nutrient-rich and effective stage for optimum health benefits. They boast anti-fungal, antiseptic, astringent, and antiviral properties.
Common Name: Black walnut
Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
As a rich source of iodine, black walnut (the hulls in particular) also gained much popularity as nourishment for the thyroid, especially in the interior parts of the country where sea vegetables were hard to come by.
The active principle of the whole walnut tree, as well as of the nuts is nucin or juglone. The kernels contain oil, mucilage, albumin, mineral matter, cellulose, and water. Iodine is present in all usable parts of the black walnut, but the highest concentration is in the outer hulls of the nuts. Black walnut hull powder is also a significant source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, sulfur, copper, and silica. The nut meats are a rich source of essential fatty acids.
Precautions: Avoid internally during pregnancy.
Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology
Black walnut tones and helps heal inflamed tissues. It is also said to be effective in enhancing the elimination of various microbes from the bowel. Herbalists also recognize it as a thyroid stimulant since it is relatively rich in the trace mineral iodine.
Black walnut is typical of astringent plants. Its action is based on its tannin content. Tannins work topically to tone the body tissues they come in contact with. They function by precipitating free proteins which are generally present only in damaged and inflamed tissues. The term tannin comes from its use in tanning animal skins.
The tannins in black walnut are also thought to encourage the elimination of unwanted microbes in the colon. Herbalists believe that the acidic nature of tannins make life uncomfortable for the alkaline loving yeasts and microbes that can infect the bowel. Acid producing flora like lactobacillus acidophilus seems unaffected by the presence of tannins.
The content of iodine in black walnut is greater than most herbs. We have not been able to find any printed history of its use as an iodine supplement.
Contains astringent compounds that shrink inflamed tissues of the digestive system. It also contains bitter compounds that are antifungal and decrease the secretion of fluids in the digestive system.
Excerpts from The How to Herb Book
- High in potassium, iodine, and manganese.
- Muscle and nerve food; strengthens and builds tooth enamel.
- Balances sugar levels, regulates body fluids.
- Helps to burn up toxins which can then be carried out of the body by laxative herbs.
- Parts used – leaves, bark, and nut hulls.
From Our Reading and/or Experience...
- Avoid internally during pregnancy.
- We use it in tincture combinations and capsules. Of course, it can be used in many other types of internal and external remedies, except as a tea as powders are not normally used in tea combinations.
- Black walnut can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (avoid internally during pregnancy), children and animals.
- It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
- As is the case with most herbs, black walnut should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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All-In-One Parasite Cleansing Tincture Recipe
Give those nasty little creepy crawlies a run for their money with this powerful combination of herbs!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 2 parts Whole Cloves
- 2 parts Black Walnut Hull Powder
- 2 parts Pau D'Arco Bark
- 2 parts Olive Leaf
- 1 part Cats Claw Bark
- 1 part Minced Garlic
- 1 part Oregano Herb
HOW TO MAKE IT...
- Blend together all herbs and store in a tightly-sealed glass jar.
- Follow our Tincture Making Instructions for an incredibly effective all-in-one parasite cleanse.
- To make a larger or smaller amount of Parasite Tincture, use the parts measurements (we used a 1/2 cup measurement for each "part" in this recipe).
Debbie Osborne's Animal Deworming Recipe
Debbie Osborne told me of a natural parasitic that she uses with both her goats and horses.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1 cup dry Mustard seed powder
- 2 cups Thyme leaf cut
- 2 cups Wormwood herb cut*
- 1 cup Black Walnut hull powder*
- 2 cups Sage leaf
- 1 cup Garlic minced
- 2 cups Rosemary leaf cut
- 1/2 cup Cloves whole
- 1 cup Psyllium seed powder
- 2 cups Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)*
She says, “As a rule of thumb, I use 1 cup of the powdered herbs to 2 cups of the cut herbs, except for the Cloves and the D.E.” The most crucial ingredients in the recipe are marked by an asterisk (*).
HOW TO USE IT...
Sprinkle the mixture on their feed in the morning and evening for 7 days straight. A mature goat gets about 1 tablespoon in the morning and evening. A mature pony gets about 1/4 cup in the morning and evening. A mature horse gets about 3/4 cup in the morning and evening. Use slightly smaller amounts for offspring.
"Just a quick message to say that I love your site and your products. I am a naturopathic vet in training and read your animal worming recipe with interest (it is very similar to one I use myself) but thought that you might add a note for horse owners. Black walnut hulls can contain a fungus which is deadly to horses, so it isn't always advisable to feed it to them, or pasture them under black walnut trees for that matter. If the infection is caught early enough it is sometimes treatable, sometimes not.
"It should be noted that black walnut does not always contain this fungus. It just depends and there is no good way to tell if it does or doesn't. Everything else in the recipe is perfectly safe for horses. The dangers of the fungus apply ONLY to horses. The recipe in its enitirety is perfectly safe for other animals. Thanks so much for all your great work." -Anna
Parasite Cleanse Capsules
Wormwood contains sesquiterpene lactones, highly-effective chemical compounds which weaken parasite's membranes and strips them of the ability to survive. That is also why a synthesized derivative of Wormwood is used in anti-malarial medication today. There is no better herb than Wormwood to rid yourself of parasites. That is why it is first. There are however some helpers I would like to use.
Next to our Wormwood, we will add Black Walnut Hull. Black Walnut Hull will move the colon to empty itself of the dying worms and at the same time inhibit certain enzymes the parasites require for metabolic function. Once again, we are killing the worms without ingesting poisons. Aren't herbs fun! Black Walnut Hull powder is full of a chemical compound called Juglone. If you ever look under a Black Walnut tree you will notice many of the plants have stunted growth; Juglone is why.
The last thing we have to deal with is the eggs. Some of these parasites have copious amounts of young brewing in you right now and since we have not eaten poison, they won't die. And trust me, we would very much like for them to die. So now we eat Cloves. Cloves do not kill the parasites - cloves contain a volatile oil called Eugenol which dissolves the hard casing around the parasite's eggs. That, in turn, allows the Wormwood and Black Walnut Hull to do their job and kill them all! Eugenol is the volatile oil responsible for the aroma of cloves and it starts to dissipate as soon as they are ground. We keep only the highest quality products, so to keep our cloves fresh we only sell them whole. You will need to grind the cloves up in your coffee grinder to make them as effective as possible. The irradiated powder cloves you can buy at the grocery store are worthless for eradicating worm's larvae.
The way I would do this parasite cleanse is to get each of the following:
3 bags Gelatin capsules (size 00)
1 Capsule Machine (size 00)
1 .5lb Wormwood powder
2 .5lb Black Walnut Hull Powder
2 .5lb Whole Cloves
Grind up your Cloves, and then use the Capsule-Machine to fill up your 00 Capsules with each of the powdered herbs. When handling the powdered Wormwood, be sure to wear a mask otherwise your mouth will taste horrid and your tongue will go numb. It is a little trouble to fill your own Capsules, but it definitely has some advantages as well. First you know what is in the Capsule. Many suppliers sell pills that are 40, 60, or even 80% fill and only 20% herb, and because there is no oversight of the industry, the only way to be sure is to fill your own. Also, a powdered form of the herb will release slower than a tincture ensuring that it will go through the stomach arriving at the colon, intact. After you get all of your Capsules filled and ready to take you can loosely follow this chart.
Black Green Walnut Capsules (510 total)
First day I take 1 capsule twice a day on an empty stomach.
Second day I take 2 capsules twice a day on an empty stomach.
Third day I take 2 capsules three times a day on an empty stomach.
Then I continue 2 capsules three times a day on an empty stomach for the remainder of three months.
Wormwood Capsules (448 total)
First day I take 2 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Second day I take 4 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Third day I take 6 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Fourth day I take 8 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Fifth day I take 10 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Sixth day I take 12 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Seventh day I take 14 capsules once a day 20 minutes before I eat.
I do this rotation for 14 days on (2 rotations), then 5 days off, then 14 days on, then just do 14 capsules twice a week for the remainder of three months.
Cloves capsules (348 total)
Caution: When grinding your cloves, be sure to use a coffee or spice grinder, as the volatile oils in Cloves can cause damage to a regular blender. Also, it is a good idea to wash (and air-dry) your capsule machine after every few batches of clove capsules, as the oils can eat through the plastic and cause it to become difficult to fill the capsules.
First day I take 1 capsules 3 times a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Second day I take 2 capsules 3 times a day 20 minutes before I eat.
Third day I take 3 capsules 3 times a day 20 minutes before I eat.
I do this 14 days on (not quite 5 rotations), then 5 days off, then 14 days on, then just do 3 capsules once a day for the remainder of three months.
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