How much is my black walnut tree worth


How Much Is A Walnut Tree Worth?

We all know that stocks and bonds are typical investments, and we watch the movement of the stock market where many have their 401(k) portfolio.  Digital currency, the crypto market, is another type of investment popular today – we’ve all heard about Bitcoin as it rose to over $50,000 per coin as well as its fall to below $20,000 per coin.

But when was the last time you considered investing in a tree?  For that matter, when was the first time?  Don’t scoff, though.  We know the stock we purchase for our woodworking projects came from a tree, so there has to be some money in trees.  

But just how much is a tree worth?  And what is the return on investment in trees?  Can I sell one of my yard trees and make some money from it?

Can you make a living growing trees?  Someone obviously does, yes, because the wood we just brought home from the lumberyard wasn’t free.  From the tree to my woodworking shop, folks made money.  

Let’s consider the walnut tree, and specifically the black walnut tree, to find out how much money there is in a tree,  how that value might be calculated, and whether it is a worthy investment.

In This Article

  • Black Walnut Trees
  • The Juglone Problem
  • Black Walnut Nuts
  • The Value Of A Black Walnut Tree

Black Walnut Trees

Those of us who love working with wood know the beauty of black walnut.  Favored as a wood of choice for furniture and cabinetry, black walnut is known for its beautiful color and durability.  Black walnut logs are in such high demand that trees have been stolen in the middle of the night by walnut rustlers from tree farms and residential backyards.  In one known instance, a helicopter was used to fly one away as it was cut down.

Black walnut trees can be found from Canada to northern Florida, and as far west as the Great Plains.  It’s rich-brown toned heartwood is known to resist decay, and was chosen for this reason as fence posts and house shingles by early settlers.  

In forest settings where it is surrounded by other trees, black walnut trees will grow straight and tall and usually without low branches.   When planted in the open, though, black walnut trees will tend to branch out lower to the ground and develop a spread that makes harvesting the nuts.

It is the former, the forest settings, where the most valuable black walnut trees will be found.  The lack of branching in the lower part of the tree, the absence of mars and scars from branching, make that part of the tree desirable.  

The Juglone Problem

Black walnut trees, though, have one aspect of their chemical composition that presents problems to many neighboring plants.  It is something of a self-preserving chemical called juglone, an herbicide that is exuded by its roots.  It inhibits the growth of many plants that could be competition for water, thus ensuring an ample supply for the black walnut tree itself.

Among the plants that are harmed, killed, or have their growth stunted by juglone include garden staples like:

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Berries of all types

And common landscaping plants like:

  • Rhododendrons
  • Azaleas
  • Lilacs

Notwithstanding the harm a black walnut tree can cause to surrounding plants and trees, it is a beautiful shade tree.   Growing to a common height of 50 feet, and even as tall as 100 feet, it casts a wide shade on larger properties with wide-open spaces.

Black Walnut Nuts

The tree produces nuts in abundance and drops them from late summer through October.  The lime-green nuts are the size of baseballs, and you would not want to be hit on the head by one falling from the tree.

They are a favorite of squirrels, who have no difficulty gnawing through the shells.  Stepping on them will break the husk and allow access to the sweet meat inside.  They can be eaten raw, and are often used in baking and even soups.  

A healthy black walnut tree can produce over 300 lbs of nuts each year.  At $10 – $12 per pound, there can be good money in harvesting the nuts each year.  

The Value Of A Black Walnut Tree

The value of crop production, though, is not the value we are considering here.  It’s the lumber and the veneer that can come from a fully mature black walnut.  Two factors will determine that value:  the diameter of the tree from trunk to the first major branch level; and the presence or absence of mars and scars.

The diameter of the tree at its lowest level determines the amount of lumber that can be milled, and the presence or absence of mars and scars determines the lumber and veneer grade of the milling.

The inches in diameter of the portion of the tree to be milled is measured by a Biltmore stick.  Its name comes from the estate where it was developed – The Biltmore Estate, one of the first places in the United States where forestry was applied as a science.  

Its use dates back to the 19th century.  It measures the diameter and height of the lowest section of the tree that will be brought to market.  With those measurements, the total board feet of the tree can be calculated, along with tonnage and cubic feet of usable wood to be sold.

That wood will be brought to market either as lumber or veneer.  The lumber is graded by quality and the presence or absence of blemishes, which can be caused by branch removal, knots, cracks, metal embedded, or even bird peck scars, for example.   Clear wood, wood that is clear of blemishes, will receive the highest grade, and thus be the most valuable, with Grade A indicating no apparent damage, blemishes or knots; Grade B indicating only minor blemishes or light damage, and so on.

The veneer grade will refer specifically to the quality of the wood when cut into thin strips that represent veneer.  

A typical black walnut veneer tree will have a 20” or larger diameter at chest height, will have no or very few defects, and be tall and straight.  Obviously, the greater the diameter, the more board feet that can be harvested and milled from the tree.

A black walnut that is Grade A veneer at 18” diameter and 12’ in length from the lowest level of the tree can have a value of nearly $900.  Add another 6” to 7” and that value can more than double.  

In researching for this article, we found a Tree Value Calculator that can estimate values of many different types of trees, and we used this calculator to offer this value estimate.  

But a 12’ length of tree can be small, actually.  If you want to see just how many felled black walnut trees would represent upwards of $90,000 in value, watch this video.  It shows felled trees lined up and ready to be taken for milling.  

As a general rule, of course, the taller the tree the greater the value.  A tall tree with little or no branching up the trunk to height will be the most valuable and will be expected to be sold as class 1 sawlogs for veneer.  

We mentioned tree poaching earlier, and in our research, we found one report that amazed us.  Forestry officials were called in on one case that involved the poaching of a 95’ black walnut tree that was worth $28,500, cut down in someone’s backyard while they were on vacation.   

Black walnut trees can grow at a rate of 3’ to 4’ per year.  A 20-year-old tree can reach a height of 40’ – 50’, and a diameter of around 10”.  A 50-year-old tree can reach 80’ and 20″ – 25″ in diameter.

As an investment, black walnut trees will provide a decent return for their lumber and veneer, but only after time.  Still, seeing all those downed trees lined up representing upwards of $90,000, is rather impressive.  

Good tree management can increase the yield on that return – removing branches early on the lower level from trunk up, protecting the tree from damage that can cause blemishes, and such.  And, during its growth, the trees will eventually begin producing nuts that can be harvested and sold.

Value is value, and black walnut trees generate surprising value over time.  If you can wait on your investment’s return, and have patience, there is money to be made in trees.  After all, we woodworkers are out here waiting for stock to build our furniture and cabinets.   

How Much Is A Black Walnut Tree Worth? – Upgraded Home

A black walnut tree is a beautiful plant that can also be worth quite a bit of money. Black walnut trees vary in price based on several factors, but it generally comes down to size. Whether it be the height or diameter, let's explore the factors that determine a black walnut tree's value.

Black walnut trees are sought after because they look great in any yard. Because of that, many builder-owners or large property owners looking to rejuvenate their landscape wonder just how much a black walnut tree is worth.

A black walnut tree in great condition with a large diameter, roughly 20”, is worth between $700 and $800. Through a walnut tree’s life, however, it can grow to be well over 30” or even 40” in diameter. The larger the diameter, the more a black walnut tree is worth. In fact, black walnut trees that are 40” in diameter can be worth $2,000 or more, depending on the lumber grade.

Because of that, many people grow black walnut trees for the purpose of selling them or their lumber. Others simply want to enjoy the great visual a black walnut tree provides while adding value to their yard.

Follow along as we dive into how much a black walnut tree is worth, and why.

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What Affects a Black Walnut Tree’s Value?

The two main factors that affect a black walnut tree’s value are grade and veneer. Lumber grading is a way of testing and notating the quality of specific trees, such as black walnut trees, using measurements and math.

The veneer rating of a tree refers to a specific wood’s quality when sliced thinly into veneer. The final measure of a black walnut tree’s worth is the diameter. The diameter of a tree is measured using an instrument called a Biltmore stick.

At first glance, a Biltmore stick just looks like a yard stick, but its measurements can help determine the value of a black walnut tree. Black Walnut trees can grow to be 70-80 ft. tall and grow to have a diameter between 18” and 40” +, with rare occurrences of 80”-90” diameters. On the low end, a black walnut with 18” in diameter is worth $700.

If that tree were to grow to be 25” in diameter, it could be worth $1,200-$1400. The reason for diameter affecting a tree’s worth so much is that there is more volume for usable products. Larger diameter black walnut trees can produce more veneer and provide a lot of sellable lumber.

How is a Black Walnut Tree Graded?

A black walnut tree is graded based upon the clear wood rating within the lowest 16 ft. of its length past the stump. Clear wood is wood that is free of blemishes or damage, and it is desirable because it can be used to create any wooden products.

The grading scale used to rate trees is much like the one used in U.S. school systems, and it determines how valuable a tree is. No two tree species are alike or hold the same value.

Grade Condition
A No clear damage, blemishes, knots
B Minor blemishes, light damage
C Small knots on one or both sides of the tree
D Scratches and knots are more frequent
1 Many knots covering the entirety of the tree, some spots may be knot-free
2 Large knots in a high concentration, possible scratches, and damage

Just like in school, you want your black walnut tree to have an A or B rating. The less knots, blemishes, and damage to the tree, the more valuable the black walnut tree is. A 25” A-rated black walnut tree would sell for $1,400+, whereas the same diameter with a B-rating would go for roughly $800.

Within the A and B range, black walnut trees are highly valuable. Once you get into the C, D, and 1 and 2 ratings, the tree depreciates in value.

Why Grow Black Walnut Trees?

For many large property owners, black walnut trees are a huge moneymaker, and that is why they grow them. There are countless products that can be crafted and sold using black walnut trees, such as:

  • Veneer
  • Gunstocks
  • Acoustic guitars
  • Furniture
  • The walnuts themselves

Yes, even the walnuts that fall from black walnut trees can bring in money. Many black walnut tree owners are able to sell each 100 pounds of shelled black walnuts for $10-$12. That may not seem like a lot, but many healthy black walnut trees can produce 350 pounds a year.

The big money from black walnut trees comes from its lumber used to make products such as high-quality furniture. Black walnut lumber is sold by the board foot. Board foot refers to a 1 ft. length that is 1” thick. A common volume that black walnut lumber is sold in is 20 board ft.

The cost of 20 board ft. of black walnut lumber is $339-$350. That comes out to $16.95-$17.50 per board ft. of black walnut tree lumber. Because they can easily grow to be 70-80 feet or more, black walnut tree lumber can be sold for $1,356 at extremely low end.

If a black walnut tree is A-rated and has a wide diameter that is 20” or more, the lumber can easily sell for $1,400-$2,000.

Do Black Walnut Trees Really Harm the Plants Around Them?

Yes, it is true that black walnut trees can harm and even kill other plants or trees surrounding them. In fact, black walnut trees are known to produce a chemical known as juglone. Juglone is an organic compound that some plants, such as black walnut trees, produce.

The main harm that juglone does to other plants is stunt their growth. Because black walnut trees naturally produce juglone, often times, the plants in close proximity to them will cease to grow or even die.

Property owners can avoid the damage caused by juglone by planning their forest gardening. Avoid planting black walnut trees near gardens or other trees. There is no way to get a black walnut tree to stop producing juglone but spacing nearby plants out by a 50 ft. radius is the only sure way to avoid the effects of juglone.

How Long Before My Black Walnut Reaches Full Maturity?

It takes a full 30 years for a black walnut tree to reach full maturity. Many property owners will chop them down for lumber or to sell them well before then. However, if you plan on making money off of your black walnut tree, look at it as a long term investment.

The larger the tree, the more the lumber for you to sell. With that said, considering that black walnut trees can grow 70-80 ft., you may not want tree looming that large over your property. In that case, consider chopping it down once its diameter between 20” and 30”.

It is also worth noting that you should not wait 30 years for your black walnut tree to grow if it takes a lot of damage or grows nots. That will only depreciate its rating, and ultimately, its value. If and when your black walnut tree has a big diameter but is showing wear and tear, cut your losses before it gets worse, and cut it down for lumber.

Profitable Trees to Grow

Aside from black walnut trees, there are other trees you can grow and turn around for a profit. In fact, growing trees for profit is a great part- or full-time business for anyone who loves working with plants and being in the outdoors. Trees are an incredibly valuable, renewable resource that, although ideal, do not need a 100-acre tree farm. You can even grow trees for selling purposes in a tiny backyard.

For small growers, the most profitable trees tend to be the ones that are easy to grow, in demand by buyers, and elicit above-average pricing when sold. In addition to the black walnut, here are some trees that are worth growing if you’re looking to make some money:

  1. Instant shade trees. Mature, large trees that provide “instant shade” in just a year or two are highly desirable among both landscapers and homeowners alike. There are also willing to pay much higher prices for them as well. Two popular “instant shade” tree species are the American elm and the Red maple.
  2. Thornless locust. While the common locust is very often used for erosion control and restoration, newer varieties are more popular for landscaping projects. Both the Sunburst and Shademaster locust are fast-growing, thornless, and are even a great choice for an instant shade tree. They reach a mature height of 13 to 30 feet in just roughly six years.
  3. Hybrid Chestnut. These trees are blight-resistant chestnuts that offer the best of both Chinese and American chestnut trees. They can also be grown in most areas throughout the United States, especially in areas that are generally too hilly or poor for other crops. Hybrid chestnuts produce about 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of nuts per acre and their timber value is almost as high as the black walnut.
  4. Willow. As more people have taken up fiber arts in the last few years, the market craft fibers, or wood that can be woven, has nearly tripled. The willow tree is very easy to grow and prolific. In fact, one tree can produce hundreds of profitable willow shoots, or rods, every year.
  5. Flowering dogwood. The dogwood is frequently found on the top ten list for landscapers. They offer both colorful fall foliage and gorgeous spring blooms. The Kousa dogwood is one of the most desirable, as it produces sweet red berries, resistant to disease, and deer tend to leave it alone.
  6. Christmas trees. This may sound like an obvious option, but the “real” Christmas tree business is booming. Despite the fact that artificial trees exist, their sales are declining and the number of real trees is increasing ever year. If you have an acre or more of land, Christmas trees can make for a very profitable business. Consider this: fresh-cut trees sell for an average of $42 and one acre of land can hold roughly 1,800 trees!

If you’re looking to make a profit by growing trees, the black walnut isn’t your only option. However, they are one of the best choices, producing a double income since the nuts can be harvested as the tree is growing.

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What Did We Learn?

On the low end, black walnut trees are worth $700 if it has an A or B rating and a minimum 20” diameter. Each 6” added to the diameter past the 20” mark greatly increases the value, with a 26” diameter black walnut going for $1,400 or more.

If you plan to make money off of your black walnut tree, pay attention to its quality and watch out for nots. An A or B rating can add hundreds and hundreds of dollars to how much money you can make off the veneer and lumber the black walnut tree produces.

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Black walnut - description. Growing and caring for black walnut

Black walnut is a little known plant in our country, until this tree became a particularly popular crop in our country. The black walnut is the closest relative of the walnut known to us, which we used to grow on our plots and eat.

However, the black walnut does not deservedly remain in the shadow of the walnut and it is worth taking a closer look at it. So let's get to know this wonderful nut as close as possible.

The history of the origin of the black walnut

There is no exact date of appearance of this nut, but it is known for sure that this nut came to our territory in the 18th century and took root very well here.

The walnut came to Europe earlier than to us, the first seedlings were brought there back in 1629, where it took root perfectly and quickly spread throughout the European countries.

Black walnut is found in the wild throughout the United States, where it is most popular and grown in large quantities.

In Soviet times, black walnuts were planted in forest belts, and today they can often be found in forests. However, let this not mislead you, you should not consider it wild growing on our territory, because people planted it, but wild animals contributed to its distribution, spreading its fruits throughout the forest belts.

Today, black walnut has lost some of its popularity, but over the past few years it has been talked about again and it has become much easier to purchase a seedling, it is grown in many nurseries.

Botanical description of the black walnut

The black walnut is a tree, its size is quite impressive, an adult plant can reach 40 meters in height depending on climatic conditions. The bark of the tree darkens with age and turns almost black with deep cracks.

The foliage of black walnut is not paired, the leaves grow up to 50 cm long, the shape of the leaf is oblong ovoid. The edges are irregularly shaped, finely serrated. The color of the leaves is light green at the beginning of blooming and become dark green with age.

Its flowers are collected in inflorescences in the form of catkins, the length of the catkins reaches 15 cm in length, the catkins are collected in inflorescences from 3 to 5 pieces.

The crown of the tree is wide, the branches are slightly lowered.

The root system is strong, rod-like, the roots grow very far.

The life cycle of the plant is quite long, its maximum age can reach 400 years depending on climatic conditions.

The fruit of the black walnut is small in size, the shell is very thick, which makes it very difficult to remove the kernel, which makes it not very popular. The shell of a mature nut is dark with deep cracks. The tree begins to bear fruit in 8-10 years.

Black walnut wood is very strong and is used in industry.

Varieties of black walnut

Black walnut is more popular in the USA than in our country, several new varieties of walnut were bred there by breeders. The purpose of the selection was to create two additional types of nuts, one is aimed at pharmaceutical use, such varieties are more saturated with the concentration of nutrients in nuts. The other species is aimed at growing varieties more suitable for wood processing and the use of wood in industry.

Several of the most popular varieties are also grown here. These are varieties- Vanderlit , Emma-K , Bisentennial , Thomas and 108-N .

Planting, growing and caring for black walnut

Black walnut, like walnut, is not particularly demanding in care. It is enough to follow simple rules and your nut will please you.

Choosing a place for planting black walnut

Black walnut is a rather large tree, its crown is spreading and it occupies quite a lot of meta, so it should be planted only in large areas. Its crown is dense, but it gives a patchy shadow, so planting it where you need to create a good shadow is also not worth it.

It likes non-acidic soil, preferably loose, but grows well on dense soils.

Black walnut is not afraid of winds or drafts, and therefore it is not worth planting it in a secluded place protected from the wind.

Black walnut in winter

Black walnut is a cold-resistant plant and is not afraid of frost. But a young plant up to three years old should still be wrapped with a non-woven fabric for the winter. Some varieties are able to endure frosts down to -38 ° C, which makes it possible to plant it in many regions.

Propagation of black walnut

There are usually two methods of propagation of black walnut, it can be propagated by cuttings and planting seeds.

Propagation of black walnut by cuttings . For grafting, they are selected in the fall, when the leaves of young healthy branches have already fallen.

They are cut 40-50 cm long from the top of the branch. Carefully cut the branches, wrap them at the cut points in a damp cloth and put them in a bag and send the bag with the cuttings to the basement for the winter.

In March, remove the branches and put them in water, you can add a little root to the water, so the roots will appear faster and be stronger. Leave branches in water until roots form and buds swell. Then plant these branches in a pot of soil, you can even just use a bucket of soil.

As soon as stable warm weather sets in, plant the cuttings in the place where the plant is constantly growing.

It is possible to cut the branches in the spring before the sap flow and immediately put them in the water, but such cuttings may not survive the winter because they will be planted at least in June.

Propagation of black walnut by seeds . For propagation by seeds, you will need a few ripened nuts.

Plant the nuts in earthen pots immediately after ripening. Put them in a place where there is no direct sunlight. As soon as you see sprouts of at least 1 cm appear on the surface, place the pots with sprouts in a sunny place.

Plants are planted in the open ground when the temperature is stable. It is better to grow several plants at once, because not everyone can take root when planting in the soil, therefore it is necessary to plant several pieces at once and then leave the strongest plant for further growth.

Planting black walnut

Black walnut has a very strong and spreading root system, this should be taken into account when planting. Prepare a hole for planting in which all the roots will lie freely and will not be constrained.

  • Then fill it with a mound of soil, put the plant on the mound.
  • Then fill the planting hole with most of the soil, about 70-80%, fill it well with water, wait until it is completely absorbed into the soil.
  • Then pour out the rest of the soil, sprinkle sawdust or straw around the top under the plant to mulch the soil.

Plants under 2 years old are not very strong yet, so it is better to make a small fence around the plant if you have small children or animals that can damage it.

When planting several plants, consider the size of the tree. The walnut takes up a lot of space and therefore it is worth planting plants at a distance of at least 3 meters from each other, otherwise they will interfere with each other's development.

Black walnut planting time

Black walnut, like most plants, is best planted in spring, when planting a walnut in autumn, it can take root very poorly and die during the winter. Since this nut is preparing for winter starting from the end of July, and its root system stops growing during this period, which makes it difficult for the nut to take root when planting in the fall.

Black walnut care

Black walnut is easy to care for and does not cause much trouble to the gardener, even those who have just started growing trees on their plot can easily cope with this task.

Watering

The first year after planting, black walnut should be watered frequently and abundantly, but watering should not be until autumn, it is necessary to finish watering at the end of July, even if there is a drought. If you don't stop watering the young plant during this period, it will be oversaturated with water and may not survive the winter.

But only the trees of the first two years of life are watered this way.

Then the tree is watered 3-4 times during the summer before fruiting. When the tree begins to bear fruit, it should be watered in the spring, and then it will need watering from the end of July to mid-August, during this period the fruits are poured and if your tree does not grow near a reservoir, then it will need watering.

Loosening the soil

Abundant root system needs not only water, but also air, just like watering, loosening the earth must be stopped at the end of July, this is the same period for black walnut when it begins to prepare to wintering.

A mature tree does not need to loosen the soil underneath.

Black walnut pruning

Black walnut needs almost no pruning. It does not need to be formed, a neat crown - he has it by nature. It is necessary to cut only dry branches and remove excess ones if necessary, which happens very rarely. Pruning is carried out in the spring, as soon as the buds swell. Trimming black walnut in autumn is not recommended, it does not tolerate late pruning and the tree may die.

In case you don't want your black walnut to grow too tall and still want to form it into a short tree, you need to remove the top of the tree. Cut off the top when the plant reaches 3 years old, you should not do this earlier, otherwise you will not be able to form it.

How and with what to fertilize black walnut

Black walnut is unique in that its leaves serve as its fertilizer, rotting leaves give the soil a lot of useful substances necessary for the proper growth of this plant. In the wild, of course, people do not fertilize black walnut, and the walnut does not suffer from this because it gives fertilizer to itself.

But the tree growing on your plot grows far away from the forest, and this makes its own adjustments. When a walnut grows on a personal plot, of course, you cannot leave all the foliage, and because of this, you will still have to apply some fertilizer to feed the plant.

Black walnut does not tolerate chemical fertilizers well, therefore it must be fertilized exclusively with organic matter. Before planting in the pit, you need to pour out a bucket of humus. Further, in the spring, humus, wood ash or cow dung are also introduced with the calculation of 1 bucket per 1 meter 2 , it is no longer necessary to apply, just like any other fertilization.

Neighborhood of black walnut with other plants. What can not be planted next to a black walnut?

Black walnut has a very large root system, which occupies a fairly large area, the roots of the walnut will release a very strong toxin and not every plant can be planted next to it.

Apple, birch, pine, mountain ash, black currant, alfalfa, tomatoes and other nightshade plants, potatoes, as well as pears and plums of any variety should not grow near black walnuts. All these plants react sharply to the toxins that black walnut roots secrete, planting these plants next to you will doom them to death, and you yourself will be perplexed for a long time and look for the cause of plant death or lack of harvest.

You can safely plant cherry plums, hornbeams, lindens, maples next to the black walnut. These plants coexist perfectly with it and are not afraid of those toxins that the walnut root will secrete.

Due to this peculiarity of black walnut, it is not recommended to plant it near orchards and orchards so as not to cause problems with other plants. It is best planted in areas where you do not plan to grow a garden or vegetables, the decorative part of your site is best suited.

These simple rules will help you grow black walnuts in your garden.

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Black walnut: application and effectiveness The black walnut tree reaches a height of 50 meters. The crown is branched, dense, falling low to the ground. The fruits of black walnut are larger than walnuts, approximately 5.5x3.8 cm in size. The skin of the fruit is hard, green, covered with hairs. The leaves, depending on the placement on the branches, grow in different lengths: from 6 to 50 cm. During the blooming of the leaves, the tree also blooms. The flowers are groups of earrings 6-15 cm long or flowers of 3-5 pieces.

Nutrient content

Black walnut is considered a unique plant, because its relatives such as walnut, Manchurian, gray, Siebold's walnut are as pronounced as black walnut. Black walnut leaves are a source of such valuable substances:

  • flavonoids,
  • juglone,
  • glycosides,
  • vitamins C, B1, B6, P, E,
  • organic acids,
  • carotene,
  • essential oils,
  • tannins.

Unripe black walnut skin is rich in vitamin C and provitamin A. In addition, it contains quinones, sugar and other active substances.

Ripe walnut kernels consist of 50-75% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Ripe black walnut has the most effective among all plants that produce oil with vitamin F.

Black walnut contains rare trace elements: cobalt, selenium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, potassium. The main substance that made black walnut famous is juglone. This element has the smell of iodine and has healing properties:

  • antibacterial;
  • antifungal;
  • antihelminths;
  • antiparasitic;
  • anticancer.


Yuglone is a natural antibiotic that stops the development of bacteria, removes toxins, parasites, promotes digestion, helps with constipation and diarrhea, stabilizing bowel function.

Tannins containing the fruits of the plant can reduce skin irritation, relieve inflammation, protect and quickly heal wounds.

The use of black walnut

The therapeutic properties of black walnut were determined by the American naturopath Hilda Clark. She saw that the composition of the fruits contains polyphenols and juglones, which increase the body's resistance to the development of tumors. As a medicine, black walnut began its use in oncology, and then in the treatment of other chronic diseases.

Traditional medicine uses black walnut in different ways:

  • to stop bleeding wounds - green fertilization juice;
  • for the treatment of tumors, ulcers, venereal diseases - tinctures and ointments from the bark of a tree;
  • for purulent wounds, eczema, leaf diathesis.

The practical use of black walnut ointment externally and tincture internally gave excellent results in the treatment of polyarthritis, pleurisy, lung cancer, giardiasis. Black walnut is widely used against parasites and the body's resistance to worms.

Healing tincture

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