Um...so, I'm pretty sure I need a parasite cleanse, and black walnut seems to be a common ingredient in the ones I've read about. We even have trees in our yard, so it would be worm killing on the cheap. But, I'm allergic to tree nuts, so I can't actually eat walnuts. Does anyone know if a person allergic to tree nuts could tolerate a tincture made from the black walnut husks?I've read that it should be okay to ingest the hulls. I would Google and look for more backup and be careful when you try it, just in case.
Another thing to consider, if you have allergies, is whether or not you are allergic to iodine -- as the Black Walnut Hull Tincture is a natural source of iodine.
On the black walnut thread, SC posted a recipe by Hulda Clark. It says it only takes 3 days to make black walnut hull tincture by using the whole, green walnut. This just doesn't seem to be long enough based on the "3 week" standard I see everywhere else.Here's what I found:
Anyone have any thoughts, experience with this?
I had 20 green-hulled black walnuts in a glass jar with 1.75 liters of 190 proof (95% alcohol by volume
) grain alcohol, and some vitamin C.
The jar looked similar to the large jar in this image:
Initially, the liquid was clear. By the second day, the alcohol and the hulls had turned an opaque, dark color. I let it sit for the required 3 days, but lacking smaller amber jars and unwilling to expose it to oxygen, I let it continue to sit into the 4th day . . .
When I checked it late in the day, I found out why it may not be a good thing to let a jar packed with these things sit longer. The hulls were swelling and starting to rise above the liquid. Unwilling to lose any of the tincture into the hulls, I did a hasty harvest into some mason jars and stored them in a dark corner of the pantry -- after adding 1/2 distilled water to the liquid, bringing it down to 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume. The liquid in volume appears to be a DARK brown, but as I poured it, the color is actually a very rich green. I ended up with a gallon of the Extra Strength Black Walnut Tincture, plus another quart.
At this site:http://drclarkia.com/store/comersus_listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory=60
I found that 8 ounces of this tincture cost $53, an unharvested gallon jar with the walnuts still inside runs $199. This means that for about $30, I've been able to make my own product that has a value of about $530 (5 quarts, harvested).
Not a bad return, I think.
Not one to waste anything, Duke is now using the spent hulls as firestarter . . .
He's using them outdoors as they have a tendency to explode when they hit the flames.