Herb of the Day: Black Walnut Hull (Flush Out Those Parasites!)

Herb Of The Day Black Walnut header

Black walnut trees are truly beautiful trees which are found in the Eastern US and Canada.  These trees are highly prized; mature sell for thousands of dollars. The wood makes gorgeous furniture, the bark has historically been chewed by native cultures for toothaches,  and herbalists use the outer hulls of the black walnut themselves for herbal preparations.  There are also some people who use it as a hair dye for covering grey! Black walnut hull is most commonly known for its use with intestinal parasites and people consume the nuts inside the hull.

Traditional Uses

  • Parasites
  • Astringent  
  • Blood Pressure  
  • Infection  
  • Leukemia  
  • Skin Problems   
  • Fungal Infections   
  • Candida  

The Plant


Juglans Nigra is a fast growing and easy tree to grow in the proper climate.  It will grow up to 7 feet in diameter and 90+ feet tall.  These plants grow best in zones 4 through 9 and generate more nuts if multiple trees are grown near each other.  They self-seed quite easily and the only major requirement is that they are planted away from other plants.  They contain a chemical which is toxic to other plants, this may help explain their long lifespan and how hardy they are! The walnuts are harvested after they’ve fallen to the ground.  The hulls are then removed and dried before being used in herbal preparations.  


TriLight  Health and Black Walnut  

We use Black Walnut Hulls in our Worm Out Parasite Cleanse
TriLight's Worm Out

Jean said this about Worm Out:
I’ve also used the Worm Out for my 6 year old daughter. She gets little bumps on her elbow like psoriasis that itch. After doing the Worm Out and working with the diet for about a month they went away! I think it enabled her to relax. She wasn’t as cranky. She had no side effects and took it easily. The great thing is that the herbs are non-toxic. They’re food!”

And Josh has great results:

“Almost through my first cleanse and I already feel so much better in the gut area. Looking forward to taking a break and then doing it again as I think I may have had a lot of parasites.”

Did you know Black Walnut Hulls were used by herbalists?

Black Walnut Hulls should not be used during pregnancy.
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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4 Responses to Herb of the Day: Black Walnut Hull (Flush Out Those Parasites!)

  1. Jennifer says:

    Is this okay for a one year old battling recurrent yeast infections? And, a gross question, but do the parasites come out visibly?

    • Amanda O. says:

      Hi Jennifer! For product-specific questions please shoot us an email to support@trilighthealth.com so we can get you a thorough answer. The parasites will often be visible but usually resemble partially-digested rice or pasta. Keep your eye on the blog, we’re going to be doing a whole parasite series starting in a couple weeks!

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