Butternut Bark tea has a long history in healing ailments like constipation, but not only. It is said that native Americans discovered its medicinal properties and used the plant to treat toothaches.
Butternut Bark Tea description
Butternut, or white walnut or oilnut, is a small tree, commonly found in the Midwestern and Northeastern regions of the United States. It grows on hillsides or streambanks.
The butternut tree is valued for its nuts as well as for the lumber.
To treat toothaches, Native Americans used the oil of the butternut tree.
Medicinally, only the inner bark of the root is used.
Butternut Bark tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.
Butternut Bark Tea brewing
To prepare Butternut Bark tea:
- boil a teaspoon of the bark in a cup of water
- let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes
Butternut Bark tea can also be purchased in powdered form and taken with cold water.
Butternut Bark Tea benefits
Butternut Bark tea has been successfully used to:
- relieve constipation
- expel parasites
- help in the treatment of gallbladder disorders
- help in the treatment of hemorrhoids
- help against certain skin diseases
- protect the liver
- cleanse the blood
- cleanse the colon
Butternut Bark Tea side effects
Butternut Bark tea intakingis not recommended in case of gallstones.
Also, pregnant and nursing women should ask their doctor before consuming it.
Butternut Bark tea is a natural remedy against constipation and parasites, being also useful in case of skin diseases.