Simple Herbal Extracts | Butternut



Botanical Name

Juglans cinerea

Part Used

Root Bark


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Traditional Information*

A relative of Black Walnut, the root bark of this tree is the mildest and safest of the stimulant laxatives. It does not cause laxative dependency and mixed with Dandelion root and bitters is a useful therapy for constipation and delayed transit time with dry, hard stools and a lack of bile secretion..

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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