Parts Used ? Bark, Leaves, Fruit Hulls (
Green), Nut (Edible)
Article and Photographs Copyright Karen
Shelton, Karen Bergeron 2001-2007
The graceful Black Walnut is a
common tall hardwood tree in the Eastern United
States. Self seeds easily. It is said
that Black Walnut trees exude a chemical that
prevents some types of other plants from
growing around it.
The wood is used for fine
furniture. In herbal medicine, the leaves have
been used to make a soothing skin and eye wash,
powder from green hulls is anti-parasitic, the
bark is astringent and was chewed for
toothaches. Use poultice of green hulls for
ringworm. Inner bark used as a laxative. Do not
use internally during pregnancy.
Black Walnuts are hard to crack, but the nut is
extremely tasty and some companies buy them in
large quantities. If this plant is common in
your area, you may see newspaper ads offer to
buy them in the fall. The market for Black
Walnuts exceeds a million dollars a year.
The Herb Book by John Lust
The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody
Peterson Field Guide to Eastern/Central
References - Informative Web sites
Wildman Steve Brill ?
Cracking Black Walnuts and Recipes
More information about the
Black Walnut tree and its uses
Black Walnut Herbal Uses and