If you have never heard of black walnut tincture, then my friend, you are missing out on a whole lot of goodness. This magical elixir has been used for centuries by ancient healers and potion makers to keep ailments at bay.
In this article, we will explore what black walnut tincture is all about and why you should consider making it a part of your health routine. Buckle up as we embark on an adventure into the world of herbal remedies!
An Introduction to Black Walnuts
Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are native to North America and grow in abundance in the midwestern regions. They belong to the same family as pecans, hickory nuts, and butternuts.
The hull or outer shell of this nut contains juglone – a chemical compound with natural antibacterial properties that protect the tree from pests and diseases. Additionally, juglone has potent antioxidant effects that help fight inflammation in our bodies.
What is Tincture?
Before diving deeper into black walnut tinctures, let’s first understand what a tincture is? A tincture refers to any herbal extract made by soaking herbs or plants parts such as leaves, flowers or roots in alcohol which extracts plant compounds like essential oils.
Tinctures can be used internally (by ingesting them orally) or externally (by applying them directly onto the skin).
Ingredients Used for Making Black Walnut Tinctures
Making your own homemade black walnut tincture requires only three items:
- Juglans Nigra Hulls
- Alcohol-based solution: Usually ~45% alcohol content like vodka.
- A jar big enough not just for R2D2 but also C3PO if he had decided to climb inside with him one day(Han Solo fans would get this reference!).
NOTE: While homemade tinctures are easy to make, those who prefer the convenience of buying pre-made black walnut tincture supplements can easily find them online or order from a local herbal shop.
How to Make Black Walnut Tincture at Home
Making black walnut tincture at home care requires only basic equipment such as a jar with an air-tight lid, alcohol (at least 45% easily available vodka works well), and some patience!
Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Collect/make powder out of dried Juglans Nigra hulls. Powder machinery is less expensive than making your own.
Step 2: Fill the jar halfway with powdered hulls.
Step 3: Add enough alcohol to cover the powder entirely plus another two inches in height above it, leaving enough space for shaking – this should coat all of the material.
STEP FOUR IS SUPER IMPORTANT SO PAY ATTENTION!
Step 4: Shake daily for six weeks
Yes friends, shake vigorously every single day, giving your liquid concoction TLC during this time will lend itself towards more potent & consistent effects. This consistency continues effectively AFTER those first six weeks when stored at room temperature or colder.
Now that we’ve learned how black walnut tinctures are made let’s dive into their potential benefits as well(Let me emphasize again– ‘POTENTIAL’!).
The juglone compounds present in black walnuts act as natural antiparasitic agents that help combat harmful bacteria and fungi found naturally inside our gut. As per a study published by pubmed central (NCBI): “Juglone has been shown to inhibit growth of Helicobacter pylori—which infects over half of humans worldwide”.
Additionally, regular consumption may also improve digestion and nutrient absorption while reducing diarrhea or other stomach issues.
The astringent properties of black walnuts make them an excellent ally for promoting healthy-looking skin. They help to tighten open pores, reduce inflammation, remove excess oil & minimize scarring from acne marks when applied as toner mixed with water in equal parts.
Furthermore, those who prefer using natural products over chemical solutions may use the tincture-topically (use diluted one)to treat cuts, scratches & bruises effectively thanks to its antimicrobial nature.
Tannins found in Juglans Nigra are also present in tea leaves and have been shown by this study to combat harmful bacteria relevant to periodontitis- which is why many Pet Parents rave about its efficiency against Gum diseases in their dogs or cats teeth health!
Additionally, using black walnut tinctures can result in fresher breath thanks to direct absorption of potent plant compounds into your bloodstream through oral consumption.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Black Walnut Tincture holds great potential but should be taken cautiously by anyone residing outside it’s normal diet intake areas (North America), has allergies towards nuts or individuals taking prescription medications as well (AS PER THE FDA).
It’s always best practice before incorporating something new into our routine regimens; It is highly recommended that you consult with your doctor if you want more info especially regarding unique individual conditions.
In conclusion; If You’re looking for a natural substitute for antibiotics etc., Black walnut tincture could potentially be side-effect-free alternatives! Due diligence exploring all sources available on this ancient knowledge will increase ones knowledge input regardless going forward.(That was my attempt at being satire because trust me there won’t be many sources covered in just one website or blog post.)
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about black walnut tincture! We hope this article has provided valuable insights into the powerful world of herbal remedies.
In case You wonder what I am going to do after publishing this assignment-Well…I’m sure you can guess- Gonna try making some good ol’ Homemade Black Walnut Tincture (our ancestors knew their way round things regarding Natural Healthcare).Wish me luck!(And if later someone remind me that sample glasses exist!)
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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