Dr. Jack Richason
Black walnut has been used as an herbal agent throughout the centuries. In fact, the Romans and Ancient Greeks called the black walnut fruit the “imperial nut” and was used to treat intestinal diseases. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the black walnut can build up physical strength; and in Texas folk medicine, the black walnut can apparently treat scorpion bites. The main composition of black walnut contains juglone, and research show that it provides antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungi, and antiviral properties. The black walnut many benefits include: oxygenates the blood for healthier organs; antiseptic healing properties; aids in flushing out toxins and harmful pathogens; promotes healing tissues, promotes lymph movement and bowel peristalsis; promotes healthy digestion; strengthens cells; helps in balancing blood sugar and reducing cholesterol; kills microorganisms; strengthens the bones; and strengthen and stimulate the immune system. The black walnut is considered safe; however, it is recommended to consult with a doctor and to not use this supplement for extended periods or in high dosages.