Family Name: N.O. Juglandaceae
Botanical Name(s): Juglans cinerea (L)
Popular Name(s): White Walnut, Lemon Walnut, Oilnut
Parts Used: Barks of the root
Habitat: Butternut is found in eastern North America and in the
mountains of Georgia.
Description: Butternut has grey, relatively smooth bark and the
plant reaches up to 25m in height. The leaves are large, pinnate and are
divided into 11-19 pointed, toothed leaflets. The inner bark of the root
is the best medicinal part of the plant.
Uses: Butternut is often used as a laxative and in dysentery and
congestions. It is used as a vermifuge and cures syphilis and old
ulcers. The oil of the fruit removes tapeworm. The fruits are used as
pickles and in diet. The bark of the plant is used for dyeing wool. It
is said to be rubefacient when applied to the skin.