Black walnut uses

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  1. will62

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    Just read Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury and he mentioned black walnuts as being a source of iodine. A quick internet search brought up recipes for black walnut tincture. I knew the hulls could be used as an anti parasitic but did not know about the iodine content.

    Has anyone made their own black walnut tincture and what do you use it for?

    Here are a couple of links for making your own tincture.
    https://practicalselfreliance.com/black-walnut-tincture/
    https://commonsensehome.com/black-walnut-tincture/
    https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/harmful-organism-cleansing-black-walnut-hull/

    I have no connection to any of the above sites
     
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    I soak 4-5 green walnuts in a mason jar under the sink for a month or more. It makes absolutely the best dog "ear medicine" to be had for infections and mites. The tannic acid leached out does the magic. I've also used both green and brown walnuts to re-dye faded camo. You can wear late gloves or wished you had.
     
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    To add to @Hillbilly stalker you can dye foot hold traps with walnut hulls as a rust preventative.
     
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    My grandmother would make a liquor or cordial out of black walnuts. It was a recipe from the old country (Italy). It was black in color and very sweet. She treated it like gold. I also remember (partly) her making it. But never got a recipe from her and I have no idea what she did as I was very young at the time.
    Despite her best efforts her hands would get stained.

    Does anyone have or know where I can find this recipe?????
     
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    Green walnut hulls pitched in standing water is an old poacher's trick to bring all the fish up to the surface.
     

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