I had an enlightening encounter this morning while staking out some foraging options. A Grandfather was also foraging with his three young grandkids, teaching them that food is all around us. The little boy shared with me two butternuts that he had picked. I haven’t considered forging for butternuts before this, I think they are a lesser known nut today. So I’m sitting here with my two butternuts figuring out I can do with them and discovered there are also medicinal uses for the plant. The inner bark can be used as a laxative and liver congestion. The inner bark and roots can be used in a compress to stop bleeding from wounds and the nuts oils have been used for tapeworms and fungal infection. Has anyone used butternuts either medicinally or just to eat?