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.