One of the key active components of the black walnut hull is juglone. Juglone exerts its effect by inhibiting certain enzymes needed for metabolic function. Benefits: Аiding digestion Helping relieve colic Helping relieve heartburn Helping relieve flatulence Stimulating bile flow Easing pain in spleen Balancing blood sugar levels Warding off heart disease Helping with skin conditions such as boils and acne Dermatological applications associated with black walnut include viral warts, eczema, acne, psoriasis, xerosis, tinea pedis, and poison ivy. Black walnuts are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), with 100 grams of the walnuts containing 3.3 grams of ALA. The juice from unripe black walnut hulls has been used in folk medicine for many years as a treatment for topical, localized dermatophyte fungal infections, such as ringworm.