- What other names is Pokeweed known by?
- What is Pokeweed?
- How does Pokeweed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Pokeweed.
Pokeweed is UNSAFE to use. Nevertheless, pokeweed root has been used for achy muscles and joints (rheumatism); swelling of the nose, throat, and chest; tonsillitis; hoarse throat (laryngitis); swelling of lymph glands (adenitis); swollen and tender breasts (mastitis); mumps; skin infections including scabies, tinea, sycosis, ringworm, and acne; fluid retention (edema), skin cancers, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), and syphilis.
In foods, pokeweed berry is used as red food coloring and as a wine coloring agent.
In manufacturing, pokeweed berry is used to make ink and dye.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Joint pain (rheumatism).
- Hoarseness (laryngitis).
- Swelling of the lymph glands.
- Skin cancers.
- Painful menstruation.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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