Native to eastern North America, Phytolacca americana has a long tradition of use in the American south; it is an important plant that is embedded into the region’s culture. Sometimes referred to as pokeweed or pokeroot, the plant is a perennial vine that grows in open pastures. Poke root is often dried and infused for use in topical applications.
Poke is a visually attractive 8 to 10 ft (250-300 cm) perennial with dark green leaves, purple stems, and bright red to bluish-black berries. This common understory tree is native to the temperate regions of the United States east of the Mississippi. Poke was a common herbal remedy long before Europeans settled North America. Most often found in topical applications like creams, ointments, and oils. Poke root belongs to the Phytolaccaceae plant family.
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