origin : United States
You may have eaten ground walnut in desserts or in savory dishes such as pesto (it is a common and less expensive substitute for pine nuts), but it is actually the seed of the Juglans nigra - a northern hardwood tree that grows to as much as 100 feet in height. The black walnut is covered with a green pulp until autumn, when it falls to the ground and turns black. Black Walnut Hull is the shell, or coating of the nut inside. It has long been important in Russian folk medicine as well as that of India and Pakistan, where it is known as akhort.
MAIN ACTIONS :
- aids weight loss
- reduces heart risk chances
- aids expulsion of worms and parasites residing in intestines
- aids lowering blood pressure + cholestrol
- bitter + cold
Warning: Prolonged use is not advised due to the presence of significant quantities of juglone, a known mutagen in animals.
Allergen: May contain walnuts.
Black Walnut Leaf
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