Botanical Name: Juglans nigra
Energetics: Cooling, neutral
Major Properties: Antifungal, antibacterial, astringent, tonic
Examples of Uses: Hypothyroidism, parasites, fungus
Parts Used: Hull, some discussion whether it should be green or black, so I use part green/black
Used often for hypothyroidism, along with chickweed.
I have used it with both constipation and diarrhea with good success.
Limited success with toenail fungus, using tincture internally and tincture and oil applied topically.
This brief overview merely highlights my observations. There is, of course, a great deal of information that you can find on the Internet or in books. Or better yet - get together with other herbalists and share your experiences!
Please add your own experiences so that together we can create a more comprehensive overview.
As always, if you have a chronic ailment that is not resolving itself or an acute issue, seek the attention of your physician.