Poke root is a powerful purifier and lymphatic. It can have a strong purgative effect; its power should be respected, and it must be dosed very carefully. It is most often used when there is lymph stagnation and congestion, often during viral illness. When used internally, poke root is typically included in a formula to balance out its strong action and potential toxicity. If you start to feel nauseous when taking poke root, discontinue use and reduce your dose when you start again. Infused in oil or included in a compress, poke root can be applied topically to swollen glands or areas troubled by lymph stagnation. Makes a great breast massage oil!
**This is a low-dose herb. In tincture form, it is taken in drops rather than dropperfulls. For tea, look up proper dosing in multiple reputable sources, or preferably, contact a practitioner. Poke root is not recommended for use in pregnancy or for use by children**
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
This information is for education purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration