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Poke Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Poke Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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American Poke Root (syn. Phytolacca decandra, P. americana L.), is a perennial shrub found in eastern North America and the Gulf Coast, although smaller populations also occur in the Midwest. The herb is known as chui xu shang lu in China and elsewhere by a long list of common names that includes Poke Sallet, Inkberry, Pokeberry, Pokebush, American Nightshade, Virginia Poke, Scoke and Pocan. That plant is characterized by deep purple stems that resemble rhubarb and dark blue-black berries. Like rhubarb, the leave is toxic but the root is not.

Poke root is typically tinctured or used to make infused oils, salves and creams.

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Phytolacca decandra

Poke Root Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Poke root, c/s, wild crafted

Scientific Name: Phytolacca Decandra
Origin: United States

AKA: Poke Root

Parts Used: Root

Active Compounds: Resin, Proteins, Triterpenoid saponins, Mucilage, lectins






Background: Poke root has its roots in North America. It was once used by Native American peoples and by Europeans.  The berries of the plant were used as a dye.

Description: Poke root is a perennial plant that is native to North America. It is now found in the Mediterranean region as well. It has a reddish stem with green leaves and purple berries.

Safety: Poke root can be highly toxic if used in too high doses. Use only if you're supervised by a health professional. Do not take if you are pregnant. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 



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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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