herbals black-walnut

RECND379

Black Walnut

Scientific:Juglans nigra
Other:Black Walnut
Synonym:Juglans cinerea

Indications

Green husk of the nuts and leaves produce napthoquinones that have antimicrobial and anticancer actions, likely through disrupting oxidative phosphorylation.

Infection
• bacterial
- H. Pylori
- tuberculosis
• fungal
- candida
- dermatophytes
worms
- roundworms
- pinworms
- parasites (Leishmaniasis)

Gastrointestinal
• chronic constipation

Cancer
• various cancers
• leukemia

Actions

antimicrobial
antibacterial
antiviral
antiparasitic
astringent
anthelmintic
• vermifuge
anticancer
bitter
• laxative

Constituents

• Naphthaquinones (e.g. juglone, plumbagin)

Posology

• Tincture: 0.5-1 ml tid

References

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Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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