Latin Name: Juglans nigra
Black walnut is originated from Southern Canada and a little bit harder to find compared to the regular English or Persian walnut.
The leaves of the black walnut are viewed as alterative, anodyne, astringent, blood tonic, detergent, emetic, laxative, pectoral and vermifuge.
Few studies have shown that black walnut significantly reduced total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol concentrations, and may be useful as a treatment for high blood pressure.
Black walnut is believed to be beneficial as a remedy for poor digestion or diarrhea. It has been used as a natural laxative and is considered to be helpful for cleaning the intestinal tract.
Furthermore, black walnut is used in traditional herbal medicine to expel worms, parasites and harmful pathogens from the body.
It is suggested that the natural tannins present in black walnut alter the pH of the intestine which may help in killing fungus, parasites, and yeast, and expel worms and parasites.