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(Juglans nigra)
Common names: Tree of Evil, Walnut, Wallwort.

Black Walnut

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Parts Used: Bark, leaves, nut rind, green nut. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: A strong decoction of leaves has been used to treat gassy indigestion, intestinal cramps and constipation.

Bark tea can be taken for diarrhea or to stop milk production.

The rind of the green nut has been used to treat ringworm.

Externally used to treat wounds, ulcers and sores, as well as a gargle for sore throats and tonsillitis.




  1. Boil 1 quart of water.
  2. Add 1 cup of dried chopped leaves. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Strain and discard leaves.
  5. Dosage: 1 - 2 teaspoonfuls every hour until relief is obtained.
  6. NOTE: Make fresh daily.


  1. Boil 1 cup of water. Allow to stand for 30 seconds.
  2. Add one teaspoonful of chopped inner bark, rind or leaves. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Strain out herb and discard.
  5. Dosage: Frequent sips throughout the day. Not to exceed 4 cups per 24 hours.
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