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|Black Walnut Hull Tincture Recipe
from trees. Only select hulls that have less than 50% black
discoloration. The more green, the better. Do not use cracked
hulls. The actual walnut is inside, but only the whole ball is
used since the active ingredient is in the green outer hull.
Black walnut hulls may look and smell like small limes.
Caution: Black Walnut Hulls can stain counter tops, clothing and may cause
contact dermatitis. Handle carefully.
Wash the walnut hulls carefully with water that does not have laundry
Put them in the pot and cover completely with the alcohol or vodka.
Sprinkle on 1 tsp. vitamin C. Cover with lid. Let set for three days.
Add another tsp. vitamin C. Use funnel to pour into glass bottles, preferably
amber bottles. If amber is not available, store in a dark place. Better yet,
store in freezer.
Discard walnuts (squirrels love them!).
The vitamin C helps to keep the color green, as does the non-chlorinated
water if you use grain alcohol. Potency is strong for several years if
unopened, even if it darkens slightly.
When preparing the walnuts, wash only with cold tap water. Rinse with
distilled, unfiltered water to remove all chlorine. You may need to use a
brush on areas with dirt. The pot of soaking walnuts should not be
Reducing Exposure to Air Tips
Exposure to air causes the tincture to darken and lose potency very quickly.
To reduce air exposure, fill the pot as much as possible while still keeping a
snug fitting lid. It is better to put tincture in many small bottles rather than
one large one in order to reduce repeated exposure to the air once opened.
Store bottles in freezer for maximum potency.
Grain Alcohol Tips
If you cannot use vodka, there are several ways to make a 50% grain alcohol
solution. Some states in the US sell Everclear, 95% alcohol. Mix this half and
half with distilled, unfiltered, water. Other states have Everclear that is
76.5% alcohol. Mix this two parts Everclear, to one part water. Do not use
flask-size Everclear; it must be 750 mlor 1-liter. Smaller bottles may have
wood alcohol or isopropyl alcohol contamination.
Dosage: Only take black walnut tincture under the direction of a licenced
healthcare professional. Wormwood (artemisia annua or artemisia absinthe)
as well as freshly-ground cloves are often recommended as part of the anti-
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any supplements before starting or changing your current protocol.
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Administration. The supplements discussed are not intended to treat, cure,
or prevent any disease.
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