Black walnut whose botanical name is Juglans nigra, has been used for centuries as medicine in America.
Its bark, leaves and husks have been used lower blood pressure, regulate thyroid problems, control psoriasis, alleviate asthma, relieve toothaches and even repel bedbugs!
This plant extract contains the omega 3 fatty acid known as ALA (alpha linolenic acid), sterols, quinone, iodine, vitamin C and tannins. These phytochemicals make it a powerful supplement for controlling Candida and improving general health.
5 Candida Diet Benefits of Black Walnut
1. Antifungal properties
A study found that a compound known as juglone which is extracted from black walnut hulls had moderate antifungal activity and it was even shown to be as effective as some commercial antifungals like zinc undecylenate and selenium sulfide (1).
The tannins in black walnut are also thought to contribute to its ability to kill yeasts and fungi. It is therefore used to treat Candida infections like oral candidiasis (thrush in the mouth), vaginal candidiasis (birth canal thrush), jock itch and intestinal disorders associated with Candida overgrowth syndrome. It is also used to treat other fungal infections like ringworms and athlete’s foot.
2. Relieves constipation
Black walnut is a laxative which is used to relieve constipation. It is therefore beneficial for persons who develop constipation as a result of Candida overgrowth.
3. Helps control diarrhea
Black walnut is also used to control diarrhea. This makes it useful for persons who develop loose stools as a result of Candida colonization.
4. Expels parasites
This powerful supplement is very effective for removing tape worms and other parasites from the body because of its potent antihelminthic and antiparasitic properties which are conferred on it by its high tannin content. This makes it very useful for persons suffering from parasitic infestation and Candida overgrowth.
5. Treatment for many other conditions
Black walnut contains iodine which gives it broad antiseptic properties. These include antibacterial properties which enable it to be used to treat acne, syphilis and sore throats. Its antiviral properties make it useful for managing aphthous ulcers or canker sores and herpes.
How To Take Black Walnut
Black walnut can be purchased in many forms from health food stores. However, the best form to take for treating Candida is the extract obtained from the husk or hull.
The extract can be purchased as a tincture. The recommended Candida treatment regimen for black walnut extract is as follows:
Day 1 – Mix 1 drop of the extract with water and take this dose four times during the day ensuring the doses are at least 4 hours apart.
Day 2 – Mix 2 drops of the extract with water and take this dose four times during the day.
Day 3 – Mix 3 drops of the extract with water and take this dose four times during the day.
Black walnut hull can also be purchase as a capsule. The recommended Candida treatment regimen for black walnut capsules is as follows:
Day 1 – Take 1 capsule two times a day with water at least 15 minutes before meals.
Day 2 – Take 2 capsules two times a day
Day 3 – Take 3 capsules two times a day
Day 4 – Take 4 capsules two times a day
Day 5 – Take 5 capsules two times a day
Day 6 to Day 14 – Take 6 capsules two times a day
Take a break and stop taking the capsules for the next 5 to 7 days.
Restart taking the black walnut capsules at the dose of 6 capsules twice a day and continue taking it for 2 weeks. As you take your capsules, adjust your dose depending on how your body responds to them.
If you are not able to buy the pure black walnut tincture or capsules, you can purchase Candida supplements that contain it together with other antifungal herbs.
If you have fungal infections on your nails and skin, you can also apply black walnut extract to the lesions.
Avoiding the Side Effects
Women who are breastfeeding should not use black walnut since it can stop lactation. Pregnant women should also avoid it.
Persons who have liver or kidney disease should also avoid using black walnut because it contains tannins which can damage these organs.
Persons with gastrointestinal problems are another group that should refrain from taking black walnut.