Butternut, or Juglans cinerea, is used for the bark which has cathartic properties. Butternut trees can be found throughout the forests of the United States. Other common names of Butternut bark are White Walnut, Oil Nut, Lemon Walnut, and Black Walnut.
Butternut bark is commonly used for gallbladder disorders, for hemorrhoids, and for treatment of skin diseases. Orally, Butternut bark can also be used as a gentle, stimulant laxative, antimicrobial, andtiparasitic, and tonic.
Food Sources Orally, may cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal irritation.
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Cautions Orally, may cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal irritation.