Black walnut is a large tree native to North America and also cultivated throughout Europe. For centuries, black walnut has been a source of food and wellness support for indigenous populations. Black walnut hull is astringent and tannic and can be infused, tinctured, encapsulated, or used as a dye for fabrics. Our black walnut powder is milled from organic Juglans nigra hulls.
Black walnuts are smaller, harder, and more pungent than the English walnuts sold in grocery stores. The hulls without the meaty kernels inside are used in traditional herbalism. Black walnut trees exude a sap that discourages the growth of competing plants over their roots. Black walnut is a member of the Juglandaceae.
Black walnut is a tree. The fruit (nut) is often eaten as a food. The shell of the nut (hull) and the leaf are sometimes used to make medicine.
Black walnut is sometimes eaten as part of the diet to lower the risk of heart disease, but there is no good scientific evidence to support this use.