Poke Root (Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted) Available in 1 OZ
Description: Poke is a glabrous perennial plant, belonging to the Phytolaccaceae family. It has a root that is large and fleshy, grooved hollow stem with alternate leaves, and the flowers have a white calyx with no corolla. The fruit is a deep purple berry, covering the stem in clusters and resembling blackberries.
Origin: United States
Other Names: Coakum, Cocan, Crowberry, Garget, Inkberry, Phytolacca, Pigeon Berry, Pocan, Pokeberry Root, Poke Root, Polk Root, Shang Lu, Virginia Poke
Part Used: Root Medicinal
Uses: Poke Root has been used to treat the lymphatic system, edema, mastitis, and severe ascites of the abdomen. It's considered to stimulate the immune system by increasing T-cell activity.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: POISON. Poke root should only be used under the supervision of an expert qualified in the appropriate use of this substance.