In this Article
- What other names is Pokeweed known by?
- What is Pokeweed?
- How does Pokeweed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Pokeweed.
Pokeweed can cause nausea, vomiting, cramping, stomach pain, diarrhea, low blood pressure, difficulty controlling urination (incontinence), thirst, and other serious side effects.
Don't touch pokeweed with your bare hands. Chemicals in the plant can pass though the skin and affect the blood. If you must handle pokeweed, use protective gloves.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pokeweed is UNSAFE for anyone to use, but pregnant women have extra reasons not to take it by mouth or apply it to the skin. Pokeweed berry might cause the uterus to contract and cause a miscarriage. Breast-feeding women should avoid pokeweed, too.
Children: Pokeweed is UNSAFE for children. Even one berry can be poisonous to a child.
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