Bulk Herbs: Black Walnut Leaf Botanical Name: Juglans nigra
Format: Loose leaf Size: 1 oz package
Farming type: Organic Origin: Croatia
Juglans nigra is a tall deciduous tree native to eastern North America. Traditionally black walnut leaves, bark, nuts, and hulls were used by indigenous populations as a source of food and wellness. Black walnut leaf is astringent and can be applied topically or prepared as an infusion.
The black walnut is a native tree of North America. The genus name, juglans, is derived from two Latin words; lupiter, meaning Jupiter, and glans, meaning acorn. The literal translation is therefore "Jupiter's nuts". According to a Chaldean clay tablet, walnut groves were known to be in the hanging gardens of Babylon. Pliny the Elder (ca.23-79 C.E.) reported cultivation in Italy from trees that had been transported from countries farther east. In ancient Persia, only royalty was supposed to eat them, and they were even referred to as the "royal walnut". In America, there is archeological evidence that they were consumed and used by the Native Americans as far back as 2000 B.C.E. Black walnuts are smaller, harder, and more pungent than the English walnuts sold in grocery stores. The hulls without the meaty kernels inside are used in traditional herbalism. Black walnut trees exude a sap that discourages growth of competing plants over their roots. Black walnut is a member of the Juglandaceae.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine they were regarded as a kidney tonic, and the bark, kernel and the hulls were also used to eliminate various types of intestinal worms and parasites.
Black Walnut has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years. It has been used throughout history for treatment of intestinal problems, viruses, snakebites, open wounds, fungus, herpes, ulcers, warts and scurvy. It is one of the most effective laxatives available. It is a good source of beta-carotene, acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, tannin, B-vitamins and vitamin C.
Furthermore, the Hulls contain antioxidants and are used in extracts and supplements for medicinal purposes, such as to treat parasitic infections or decrease inflammation. Black walnut contains high concentrations of tannins, which can reduce pain and swelling and dry up body fluids such as mucous.
In magic, in folklore witches danced beneath walnut trees in Italy during their sacred rites and has been used in spells intended to see wishes fulfilled.
Correspondences: Planet- Sun Element- Fire
Keywords: Heath, Mental Powers, Fertility, Wishes
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