4 Benefits of Black Walnut Extract

East Black Walnut is a remarkable legume that is one of the top superfoods on the market today. Black walnuts contain a powerful chemical called juglone. This chemical is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, carcinogenic, antiparasitic, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Its original names include: Juglans nigra, and Juglans regia. Juglans regia, exceed other species in terms of its production. It is a species of the walmart family,  Juglandaceae, of native to North America. This large tree grows 220 feet with leaves of 6 to 12 inches. 

It is also the highest edible nut trees (505,000 tons produced in 2010) that exist in the United States. Many  herbalists create liquid tinctures from its bark, leaves and nut husk to help their clients with a variety of ailments.  

 Walnuts have been used for dietary supplementation because it contains serotonin that helps maintain emotional wellness. It also has an increasingly high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Research has shown who studies. Omega-3 fatty acids they reduce inflammation and lower the risk of cancers, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular accidents arthritis.

Black Walnut contains very high amount of protein. If you’re looking for a diet high in essential plant based proteins then Black Walnut is a great alternative. It is loaded with 7 grams of protein per serving. 

The main nutritional composition of black walnut includes: 

  • Protein (24.2g)

  • Carbohydrates (9.91g)

  • Lipids (59g)

  • Fiber (6.8g)

  • Calcium (61g)

  • Phosphorus (513g)

  • Potassium (523mg)

  • Magnesium (201mg)

  • Zinc (3.37 mg)

  • Energy (618 Kcal)

  • Phytosterols (109mg/100g)

Vitamins contained in Black Walnut: vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E and Vitamin K. Black Walnut is also loaded with high amounts of  manganese that can help support  the muscular structure of the body. 

Black Walnut may improve many chronic diseases and health problems such as:

  • High blood pressure

  •  High cholesterol

  •  diabetes 

  •  Leukemia

  •  Constipation

  •  Candida

  •  Yeast infections

  •  Psoriasis

  •  Canker sores

  • GERD

  •  Parasitic infections

  •  Asthma

  •  Skin infections

1. Can fight parasitic Infections: The main ingredients in Black Walnut contains a very potent chemical called Juglone which inhibits enzymes that are needed for metabolic function. shows that black walnut extract can remove parasitic worms such as ringworms, tapeworms and other parasites from the body. Juglone can inhibits Acanthamoeba infections which is caused by a parasite protozoan that lives in soil and water. This parasite can cause eye infections, lung, brain and spinal cord infections. Juglone  combat parasite called Toxoplasma Gondii which over time can migrate to the brain. Research shows that this infection is 2.7 % more common in those with obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. 

2. Can improve Arthritic Pain: Due to the superfood walnuts high levels of good sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, can help alleviate arthritic pain and inflammation. It’s powerful properties can reduce swelling and inflammation of the joints and keep the inflammation under control. Studies have shown that people who consume a high-level amount of vitamin E, magnesium and alpha-linolenic acid have a higher level of anti-inflammatory proteins adiponectin compared to those that consume less amount of such as walnuts. Therefore consuming an extract of liquid/tincture such as black walnut extract increases the levels of these antioxidants by getting into the bloodstream and improving symptoms much more effectively.

3. Can Strengthen the Immune System: Black walnuts contains a large amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals that are waste products  that are made by cells that react when the body processes foods against the environment.  Once the body cannot process or remove free radicals oxidative stress occurs.  

Oxidative stress has been related to:

  • Heart disease

  •  Cancer

  •  Arthritis

  •  Parkinson’s disease

  •  Respiratory diseases

  •  Immunocompromised conditions

  •  Stroke     

Some environmental stress that lead to oxidative stress:

  • Smoking

  •  Excessive exercise

  •  Radiation

  •  Exposure to chemicals such as drugs, chemotherapy pesticides

  • Tissue trauma due to injury

  •  processed foods, additives, artificial sweeteners, dies

  • Ozone

  •  Environmental pollution

Some powerful antioxidants that help interact with the body to make it work effectively  include:

  •  Vitamin A

  •  Vitamin E

  •  Vitamin C

  •  Selenium

  •  Lycopene

  •  Beta carotene

  •  Lutein

  •  Manganese

  •  Selenium 

4. May assists in Fighting Cancer:  Black Walnut’s dietary agents such as omega-3 fatty acid, tocopherol phytosterols polyphenols which have been known to be responsible for inhibiting growth of cancer cells. Studies show that they are excellent because of their high amount of antioxidants that combat diseases in the body. Detailed research shows that black walnuts can inhibit colorectal cancer by suppressing angiogenesis. 


Black cohosh is an amazing powerful  herb that has been used to combat many health problems for individuals that desire to improve their health with natural approaches rather than harsh medications. Black Walnut has a wide variety of properties that can enhance the body’s needs with maximum benefits to fight symptoms that can lead eventually lead to other chronic disease. Other health conditions that Black Walnut has been known to assist with is cardiovascular health and neurological diseases.

Camille McClellan, MD, DNM, MBS
Naturopathic practitioner
McClellan Natural Health, Wellness & Nutrition
Free Naturopathic/Homeopathic Consults Available

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