Metaphysical Properties Of Black Walnut Leaf
Official Name: Juglans nigra
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
Planet: Sun, Jupiter
Element: Fire, Earth, Spirit
Deities: Zeus, Jupiter, Thor, Vashaan, Vishnu
Metaphysical Powers: Mental Powers, Infertility, Health, Wishes, Abundance, Motivation
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore
Leaf tea has astringent properties and is insecticidal against bedbugs. Also has astringent and antifungal properties.
Most herbs are considered magical in their own unique way. Black Walnut leaf, in particular, is used in rituals regaining Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, and granting wishes. Witches used to dance beneath walnut trees in Italy during their secret rites. It is a highly respected tree in magick tradition.
Black Walnut Leaf has a history of Native American tribes going back centuries for various uses including herbal salves and tinctures.
Part of the connection to love and fertility may be associated to the chemical that is produced from the Black Walnuts, Juglans which in latin mean "Nut of Jupiter".
The ancient Greeks apparently believed this to be a fact as it seems that they would make a stew with the Walnut as the main part to increase Fertility. The ancient Romans actually veiwed the Walnut as more of a feminine aspect more associated with Juno. An ancient Roman custom was to throw walnuts at a bride and groom to boost fertility.
The Black Walnut came to be special to settlers due to its resistance to insects and decay. A use for the Black Walnut tree by some settlers was as a sign of good soil. The fact that this hardy tree has its own way of clearing other plants from its area explains why it is so easily found across the United States. The Black Walnut tree produces a toxin to other plants in its roots, decaying bark and even in the Black Walnut Leafs. Parts of the Black Walnut tree have actually been used to assist farming using this as a herbacide.