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What other names is Butternut known by?

Butternussbaum, Douberre, Juglans cinerea, Lemon Walnut, Nogal Blanco Americano, Nogal Ceniciento, Noyer à Beurre, Noyer de Beurre, Noyer Blanc, Noyer Cendré, Oil Nut, White Walnut.

What is Butternut?

Butternut is a plant. People use the bark for medicine.

People take butternut for constipation, gallbladder disorders, hemorrhoids, and skin diseases. It is also used for cancer and infections caused by bacteria and parasites. Some people use butternut as "a tonic."

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gallbladder disorders.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Constipation.
  • Cancer.
  • Infections.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of butternut for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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