"Natural Healing with Herbs for a Healthier You"
THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF BLACK WALNUT
IN HERBAL PREPARATIONS
BLACK WALNUT - PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
After reading and also watching the Dr. John R. Christopher videos the very first herbal preparation I ever made was the Black walnut tincture. I had developed a severe rash on both legs from the knees down as a result of working with lead, copper, and nickel for many years.
The rash was so bad that I scratched it all the time and most every day my socks would have blood on them. I was hoping the Walnut tincture applied to my legs would cure the rash, I didnít realize at that time in my life that the problem needed treated from the inside.
The Walnut tree is plentiful here in central Ohio and I didnít have to travel out side the yard to obtain the walnuts. I removed the hulls and soaked them in Vodka and eventually strained the fluid to make my very first tincture.
I painted my legs from the knees downward and the itch temporary was stopped, my legs stained black from the iodine. The next day the itch was back, so not knowing any better I decided to paint my legs again, this turned out to be a huge mistake. I didnít know that the skin had been killed and new skin already starting under the surface.
When the second coating of Walnut tincture soaked through the dead skin and came in contact with the newly forming skin, I started experiencing severe burning pains. I was very scared and in more pain than I had experienced before, I wanted to go to the hospital, but knew I couldnít because of the explanation I would have to give for having black legs.
In order to control the pain and promote de-toxifiocation and reduce pain, I had to sit in a bathtub of cool water for 2 hours and even under water the pain was very severe. Eventually, in time, the skin separated and I could see the fresh skin underneath was burnt. Not knowing about herbs for more than a few days in my life I experienced the power and the pains of self-experimentation. This did not scare me from doing further self-experimentation, I had experienced the power of herbal treatment and desired to know more and learn how to use these methods.
Some years later I decided to gather Walnuts for a food source. We gathered all the local walnuts in our yard and my wifeís mother gathered all her Walnuts in her yard and a local man had a shelling machine that removed the hulls. We ended up with about 5 bushel of Walnuts.
I allowed the Walnuts to dry for 1 year. They were very hard to crack, my wife had suggested allowing them to dry for 2 years as she remembered that was how long her family did when she was a child. I made several attempts in the 2 year period to learn how to crack the shells.
I used a borrowed nutcracker from my wifeís grandparents. It was a large machine designed to crack Black walnuts. Even with this machine, the walnuts were very hard and I was doing good to get 1 quart of nut meat in a hourís time. The machine was also showing wear from the force needed and I was afraid it was going to break, so I eventually gave up. The bags of Walnuts were eventually given away to a man that stopped by our garage sale and asked about them when he seen them in the garage. I wished him well, they were too much work for me.
Some years later I read how Walnut tincture was used for parasite control in humans and pets. With the will to self-experiment I once again gathered Walnuts and made the suggested formula. The source suggested doing a liver flush 7 days after taking the Walnut tincture to see if parasites would be present with the gallstones from the liver. Doing this for the first time showed many parasites and after several treatments the parasites became less and less until no more showed in the liver flush. Others I told this about did the same as I and had similar results. They in turn told others and eventually people were coming to me to obtain the Walnut tincture. I explained how easy it was to make their own, but most people would rather have someone else make it and I was glad to do it.
Word of mouth traveled and more and more people were asking for the Walnut tincture, it eventually lead to the point of us creating a herbal store in our house that expanded into building our own store. Over the years I have gotten the reputation of making one of the best and cheapest herbal de-worming formulas based on Walnut tincture.
We have become well known with the American Amish. Several Chiropractic clinics purchase our Walnut formula as does several people who have clinics or just re-sell herbal products. Several websites sale our formulas and it is sold under various names and prices.
This has also lead to doing seminars in peopleís homes and what started out as a hobby now generates more income than my factory job of 28 years.
Thanks to Dr. John R. Christopher, it was his books and videos that gave me the will to try, to self-experiment! It was the desire to grow as many of the herbs that Dr. John R. Christopher used in his practice that eventually lead to the forming of our own herbal business based upon the wisdom of Dr. John R. Christopherís books which our customers use to learn as I did.
Out of all the many herbal books I have read by the famous and not so famous herbalist of past and present, I have came full circle and see that Dr. John R. Christopherís wisdom put on paper and video as being the source for anyone seeking herbal knowledge.
by Joel Brian Berry