Black walnut hull tincture is a natural antiparasitic remedy. It is normally used in combination with wormwood and cloves, as advocated by Dr. Hulda Clark. Although the tincture can be purchased at a store, you may want to make it yourself. It is fun to do, can save you money and if you follow the steps below will result in a higher than average quality tincture. You can also make your own wormwood tincture and clove tincture too!
Soak whole black walnuts, with ripe green hulls intact in 80-100 proof alcohol in an airtight container for 3 days. Adding vitamin C powder to the mix, helps maintain freshness. Strain and reserve the alcohol, while discarding the walnuts. Add some more vitamin C powder and store in a glass jar of your choice. Viola, your done.
In Depth Tutorial
– Collecting and Storing Black Walnuts
Black walnuts are perfect for tincture making when they are ripe enough to fall off the tree, but still mostly green in color. Once they are blackened, they are too old. This window for harvesting can go quick, so be observant. In 2015, here in Michigan they were perfect around October 1st. Be sure you have the correct tree. Although the green hulled walnut is distinctive, there is an English walnut and some other nut producing trees which look similar. This article describes the differences in leaf appearance between a Black and an English Walnut tree.
Once you’ve collected your walnuts plan on making your tincture within days or the nuts may over ripen. If you cannot do this, the nuts can be frozen in an airtight container and used later.
– Planning Stage
If you use a 5 quart glass jar to soak your tincture, plan on 2 gallon-sized freezer bags of walnuts and 64 oz of alcohol. If your jar has a metal lid, be sure to place a layer of plastic wrap on top of the jar before sealing with the lid. This protects your tincture from the metal.
– Basic Recipe Plus
Rinse the walnuts and place them whole in the glass jar. To make the tincture maximum potency, chop extra pieces of green hulls and use them to fill the gaps between the whole walnuts.
Add 1 tsp of vitamin C powder to preserve freshness. Choose an organic or non-gmo product, as many vitamin C products are made from ascorbic acid obtained from gmo corn. Pour a 100 proof organic alcohol over the walnuts until they are completely covered. High concentration organic alcohol can be hard to come by. Here is how I found: organic alcohol for tincture making.
Carefully place your jar in a cool, dark place and let sit for 3 days. Avoid shaking the jar, as oxygen causes the tincture to lose its freshness.
– Finished Product
After 3 days the alcohol should be black with a slight green tinge. Pour the alcohol into a new container taking care to separate and discard the walnuts. You may consider using gloves at this point as the tincture and the walnuts leave a dark stain. Add another teaspoon of vitamin C powder to the finished product and store in a glass jar, protected from light. When using the tincture as an anti-parasitic, take 1 tsp the first day, then 2 tsp daily for 6 more days. A 2 ounce remedy bottle will hold exactly the right amount of tincture for this 1 week treatment. Remember to take it along with wormwood and cloves. The remedy is best taken on an empty stomach, especially during a fast or juice cleanse.