Poke Root (Phytolacca decandra) requires a strong cautionary statement as to it use. It has achieved quick popularity due to its variety of uses but it is beneficial only if used in a very precise manner. THIS HERB HAS INCREDIBLE POTENCY AND GREAT CARE IS DEMANDED WHEN CONSIDERING ITS USE. Poke root is a powerful emetic and purgative. Only small amounts should ever be used and mainly in combination with other herbs. It has cleansing and healing qualities that will affect the whole body. The Poke plant is especially good for dissolving tumors by cleansing tissues through the blood, vascular, and lymphatic system. This will result in the cleansing and removing of boils, sores, etc. It has a variety of uses basically due to its tonic effect upon the lymphatic system. By cleansing the lymphatic system, it works as a stimulant for the body to remove collected waste material congested in the tissues throughout the body, while also improving lymphatic and blood vascular elasticity in such organs as the liver that has experienced hardening, due to its congested condition. Poke root has been found useful in reducing inflammation, making it helpful for controlling the pain of rheumatism. It helps with fungal infections and is also helpful in removing the cause of scabies, eczema and acne internally, as well as to be used externally as a salve. This herb is used only as a drastic measure and should NOT be the herb of choice if there is another milder acting herb that meets the need.
Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Poke Root can provide relief for: Arthritis, Breasts, Cancer, Eczema, Lymph Glands, Pain and Rheumatism.