Medicinal use of Poke Root in Goiter, Skin diseases and Impetigo

Poke Root: Phytolacca decandra

Part used: Root

Alterative, resolvent, deobstruent, detergent, antisypilitic,   antiscorbutic

Tender leaves in early spring make excellent greens. Tones up the whole system. The root makes a good spring tonic. The root excites the whole glandular system. Best alterative known. The green root is especially good for enlargement of the glands and spleen, especially the thyroid gland. For goiter, take internally and apply externally. Tea is excellent in eczema and other skin diseases and impetigo. Good as  a poultice for caked breast.

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