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Herb Information
Name: Butternut
Biological Name: Juglans cineraria

Juglandaceae

Other Names: Butternut, White Walnut, Lemon Walnut, Oilnut, Butternut, Kisky Thomas nut.
Parts Used: Inner bark
Active Compounds:  

Naphthaquinones, including juglone, juglandin and juglandic acid.

Fixed and essential oil.

Tannins.

Remedies For

Laxative, Cholagogue, anthelmintic.

Butternut is used as a dermatological agent, anti-hemorrhoid and cholagogue. It is a purgative. 

Herbalist believe that this herb influences the liver, small intestines, colon and rectum, causing and increased manufacture and elimination of bile, as well as increased activity of the glands of the intestinal tract. Full doses produce large bilious evacuations, without much pain or griping, in which respect its action very much resembles that of Iris versicolor.

It is suggested for treating chronic jaundice, constipation, skin diseases, eczema, herpes, acne, and impetigo pemphigus.
It is an old fashioned remedy.

Description: Native of the USA.
Dosage: 

Tincture: 1-2ml.

As a powder, use five to ten grains or take one No. 00 capsule daily.

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