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Poke Weed has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. It is used to fight infections, especially those affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is used as a remedy for fungal infections inflammation of the joints, hemorrhoids, skin ulcers, and bad breath. Pokeweed herbal medications are useful in cleansing the lymphatic glands. It is said to regulate the thyroid.

It is also useful in treating inflammation of the tonsils, laryngitis and swollen glands. The root of the pokeweed herb is used to treat rheumatism.

Externally it is used to treat skin infections due to bacteria and fungi.

Native Americans use pokeweed in herbal remedies for stimulating the heart and in treating cancer and for severe chronic itching. The root is also particularly useful as a laxative and to induce vomiting.

CAUTION: Pokeweed is a highly toxic plant in its natural state. It must not be consumed in any form without having been thoroughly cooked. 


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