The Harmful Organism Cleansing Benefits of Black Walnut Hull

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on October 5, 2015

Black walnut hull

Black walnut, or juglans nigra, is a tree that thrives in low, very moist and warm environments along the eastern seaboard from Florida to Texas and north up through the Dakotas to Ontario. Its wood is dark reddish-brown and has a fine grain and luster that made it a popular hardwood in the early 17th century for furniture, flooring, gunstocks, and coffins. Many traditional medicine systems have utilized black walnut as a natural therapy, including the Romans who called it the “imperial nut.” Black walnut hull, specifically, contains juglone, tannins, and natural iodine and is an excellent support agent for harmful organism cleansing.

What is Juglone?

Juglone is found in nearly all parts of the tree and is a powerful defensive characteristic of black walnut. How? Well, juglone is toxic to many plant species which is why you will not find many plants growing within several yards of a black walnut tree. This defensive action has been redirected into healing powers and juglone is believed to be effective against harmful organisms. Many natural health practitioners recommend juglone as an important part of harmful organism cleansing. [1] [2]

What are Tannins?

Plants produce natural compounds to help defend against insects and other harmful organisms. These compounds are called tannins. Tannins are believed to support harmful organism cleansing and even help with blood disorders and stress.

What is Iodine?

Iodine is one of the most appreciated substances in both traditional and conventional medicine. Required to produce thyroid hormones, iodine also supports harmful organism cleansing by affixing itself to harmful organisms and annihilating them. Black walnut hull is an excellent source of iodine.

Other Benefits of Organic Black Walnut Hull

  • Supports healthy digestion and bowel regularity
  • Provides oxygen to the blood
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Powerful detoxifier

Harmful Organism Cleansing with Black Walnut Hull

Combining juglone, tannins, and iodine, produces a potent elixir that is toxic to harmful organisms. For this reason, organic black walnut hull is one of the many important components of Paratrex®, the amazing health supplement designed to support your immune system and promote optimal internal health. Paratrex® works with your natural defenses to help create an environment hostile to invading organisms!


  1. von Kiparski GR, Lee LS, Gillespie AR. Occurrence and fate of the phytotoxin juglone in alley soils under black walnut trees. J Environ Qual. 2007 Apr 5;36(3):709-17. Print 2007 May-Jun.
  2. Lans C, Turner N, Khan T, Brauer G. Ethnoveterinary medicines used to treat endoparasites and stomach problems in pigs and pets in British Columbia, Canada. Vet Parasitol. 2007 Sep 30;148(3-4):325-40. Epub 2007 Jul 12.

  • Pacia

    I am currently preparing walnuts to pickle – a traditional English dish…. It makes use of the whole fruit whilst still very young i.e. the shell has not grown…. The whole young walnuts are brined for 2 weeks – then sun dried – then pickled with sweet spices whole. The fruit is consumed whole. I wonder if the ‘cleansing’ properties of the walnut hull would be preserved in this treatment? I would rather eat the fruit than take a processed supplement. Appreciate your response.

  • Lechana

    Can taking these herbs while pregnant harm the baby. And if infected with parasites while pregnant, whike cleaning does it also cleanse the baby from any potential inferion of parasites? Please let me know .

  • ghc_health

    Consult your healthcare provider before adding any herbs to your diet when pregnant, especially those used for harmful organism cleansing. Some may be unfriendly to the baby.

  • J. Long

    Is paratrex safe since it includes wormwood which contains thujone? And black walnut hulls?

  • J. Long

    Want to rid my body of any parasites I might possibly have, without causing any other health problems or dangerous side effects from the so called cure. Just being careful here.

  • Global Healing Center

    Paratrex is safe.

  • NanNansgirl

    Can you tell me if its safe to take if you have ulcerative colitis, leaky gut, celiac, auto immune disease? Read not to use due to some of these things. Thank you.

  • Global Healing Center

    It’s tough to say with absolute certainty what may or may not affect some of those very individual situations. We don’t have specific studies for those health concerns so if someone did have those issues, I’d suggest they compare those nutrients against those that give them the most problems.

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  • BikerGuy7

    Probiotics work extremely well and should be taken for at least a month or two before taking the Black Walnut and other cleansers. Google the specific ones (probiotics for leaky gut, etc) for your situation and take them every day for a few months, as directed.

    They restore good bacteria to your gut and strengthen your immune system. They only take 3 days to a week to kick in. You’ll know they are effective and working when you look and feel better. For best results eliminate processed foods, sugar, alcohol and gluten.

    Most probiotics must be continuously refrigerated so if you order them online make sure they are sent with a refrigerated pack or they will be totally ineffective. The brand of Probiotics I prefer are made by Allergy Research Group.

    When you start taking the Black Walnut or the Paratrex, or whatever cleansing, always start 5 days before the Full Moon (not the New Moon) as that’s when the parasites are most active. BTW, Black Walnut and any herbal cleansers are not recommended for pregnant women, but probiotics are okay during pregnancy. Hope all that helps.

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