Butternut Tree Bark Powder 1lb -USA
The butternut is a walnut with leaves like the black walnut but a grayish, deeply furrowed bark. It is native to the Midwest and Northeastern regions of the United States. While walnuts are round, butternuts are elongated, like pecans. The have been used by the Native Americans for centuries, who boiled them to extract the oil, which was used like a butter. The Iroquois were observed using the butter as a form of toothache relief. The early settlers pickled the kernels. By the 1800’s it was widely used as a laxative and to support healthy liver functions, as well as for intestinal complaints. Notably, it was used as a vermifuge to expel, rather than kill, internal parasites and worms through the course of a laxative induced cleansing of the system. Typical Preparations
Tea or extract. Butternut bark pieces (but not butternut bark powder) can be soaked in any alcohol as a beverage (such as vodka) with small pieces of ginger and/or angelica to make an extract for treating chronic constipation. Butternut bark powder (see Butternut Bark Powder Herb Profile) is used to make a syrup for treating tapeworms. Can also be taken as an extract or in a capsule.
Butternut bark is a mild laxative, used for the same indications as rhubarb, but unlike rhubarb in that small doses are not constipating. Butternut acts on the lower bowel 4 to 8 hours after the herb is taken, and does not cause cramping. The herb also encourages the release of bile by the liver, assisting the digestion of fats and helping maintain hormonal balance. Some historical evidence shows that it has been used for hemorrhoids as well. Precautions
Do not use if you have gallstones.