black walnut hull

Black Walnut
Juglans nigra

Black Walnut is one of the most well-known, valuable and largest native hardwoods in North America, widely distributed in the eastern states and extending northward to Canada. The Black Walnut trees grow over 100 feet tall with trunks measuring 3 feet in diameter. They thrive in mixed forests on moist soil with good drainage, commonly found in valleys.

The Black Walnut is covered with a green pulp coating while on the tree, which turns black when it falls on the ground or kept in storage.

In Russia the Black Walnut is known by the common name of Greek Nut (Juglan regia), which grows in Kaukaz and Middle Asia. Russian folk medicine came to rely on the Black Walnut for various botanical treatments.

In India and Pakistan, the Black Walnut is known as Akhort or Akshot, with similar uses in traditional Indian and Pakistani folk medicine.

Black Walnut Hull Extra Strength Tincture vs. Capsules

Pure and potent Black Walnut Hull is available in two different forms: Extra Strength Tincture and freeze dried in capsules. The Black Walnut Hulls are harvested in early fall, while the hulls are still green.

The Black Walnut Hull Extra Strength Tincture is extracted in ethyl alcohol. Although tinctures are an effective way of taking this herbal supplement, the freeze-dried Black Walnut Hulls in capsule form preserves most of the properties of the Black Walnut Hull, even properties that alcohol nullifies in the process of making a tincture. Recovering alcoholics may also prefer the alcohol-free Black Walnut Hull Capsules.

Some people may prefer taking the Black Walnut Hull Capsules to avoid the bitter taste of the liquid tincture. Freeze dried Black Walnut Hull is encased in pharmaceutical grade gelatin capsules, which is derived from pure bovine sources and undergoes extreme pH conditions, ion exchange, and sterilization to effectively eliminate the infectivity of prions.

1 teaspoon of Black Walnut Hull Extra Strength Tincture is equal to 1 capsule of the freeze dried Black Walnut Hull.