Black Walnut Juglans nigra -
Black Walnut Hull may help to lower blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels and is believed to burn up toxins and fatty materials while balancing blood sugar levels. This activity may help to ward off heart disease. It is considered an antiseptic with antibacterial agents, and a high organic iodine content that combats infectious micro-organisms and bacterial infection. It has been used to combat malaria, syphilis, boils, acne and other infections. As an antifungal, Black Walnut Hull is thought to be an excellent treatment for fungal infection, relieving herpes, leprosy-type skin diseases, athlete's foot, cold sores and Candida albicans. Topically, a salve of Black Walnut has helped to alleviate nail fungus. Rich in vitamin C and other important nutrients, Black Walnut Leaf is a fine astringent that helps to remedy diarrhea and excessive menstrual bleeding. It is also said to relieve eczema, psoriasis and many other skin ailments. Moreover, it is an antiseptic and antibacterial that combats infection and has been used to clear sinus infection and runny nose.