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Poke Root (Pokeweed) - Salve Ointment
by Bianca Rosa
2 oz

Poke Root (Pokeweed) - Salve Ointment

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Effectively restores the proper function of the body, can increase health and vitality, helps support bedsores, carbuncles, eczema, hemorrhoids and much more. *

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Specifications

ZIN Product Number: 514623
Size: 2 oz
Weight: 0.22 lbs (0.10 KG)
Size (inches): 2.28" X 2.28" X 2.09"
Size (cm): 5.8 cm X 5.8 cm X 5.3 cm

Manufacturer:
Bianca Rosa

Ingredients: Beeswax, Poke, Benzoin (Preservative), Jojoba Oil


Description - Research and Analysis

Poke Root is also known by the names Pigeon Berry, Red Ink Plant, Shang-lu, Congora, Coakum, Inkberry, Scoke, and Red Weed. Poke Root is an perennial shrub which grows in damp woodlands, hedges, and waste places, especially in the South. The parts of this plant used for health benefits are the roots and the berries. The genus name Phytolacca is from the Greek "phyton," meaning "plant," and the French word "lac" in reference to the plant's ability to yield a "reddish dye." The name Poke is derived from an Indian word "pocan," a name for any plant that yields a red dye, and from "pak," meaning "blood." A dye from the berries has been used as ink and paint, and for basket coloring. In fact, the United States Constitution was written in Pokeberry ink. During the presidential campaign of James Polk, his supporters wore a sprig of Poke in their lapels. At one time,

In Africa, the plant is being investigated for its ability to help control Bilharzia, a parasitic attack contracted by bathing in water containing certain snails. The primary chemical constituents of Poke Root include triterpenoid saponins, alkaloids (phytolaccine), phytolaccic acid, formic acid, lectins, tannin, antiviral protein (PAP), fatty oil, resin, and sugars. The alkaloid constituents are fundamentally nitrogen containing molecules that have a marked effect on both animal and human physiology in varying roles - from pain killer to poison. Tannins have the effect of precipitating protein molecules, producing a sort of "leather coat" on the surface of tissues. Little documented evidence exists as to the specific beneficial role of the phytolaccic acid.

Poke Root is broadly described as an alterative, purgative, and emetic. An alterative is any herb which will gradually restore the proper function of the body, and increase health and vitality. They act to alter the body's processes of metabolism so that tissues can best deal with the range of functions from nutrition to elimination. Emetics are herbs that cause vomiting through irritation of the stomach or nervous system. A purgative is an herb which has the effect of causing rapid and violent diarrhea. In large doses, Poke Root may produce gastro enteritis with concomitant vomiting and diarrhea. It acts as a depressant on the respiratory and cardiac centers, and depressing the visual and auditory senses.

Known topical applications of this herb have included its use as a poultice for boils, fungal infections, skin and breast health issues, and as a compress for mastitis. A poultice of the berries has been used on boils, ringworm, skin rashes and wounds, and as a salve for bedsores, carbuncles, chickenpox, eczema, fungal infection, hemorrhoids, measles, psoriasis, and shingles.

 

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Anonymous - June 12, 2006, 01:47#10000789
QuestionAre herbs like Poke Root available to ship to Canada? I am a herbalist & very interested in many of your combinations of several other products. Thank You
ZooScape Moderator - June 12, 2006, 12:30#10000794
Poke Root is most definitely available to be shipped within Canada! With the exception of very few products, such as Lidocaine 4%, all of the single herbal approaches and blends are able to be shipped to you if you reside in Canada. Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do to help you with further information or if you would like to receive wholesale pricing on your purchases. We look very forward to having the opportunity of serving you in the future and welcoming you as a ZooScape.com customer!
Henry - May 19, 2006, 19:45#10000546
QuestionI wanted to know if poke root salve can remove moles? I have heard that bloodroot paste can but have a hard time finding a reasonaly priced paste. Thanks angela
ZooScape Moderator - June 7, 2006, 15:08#10001432
I am not aware that poke root would have the same effect as bloodroot for moles. I know that some people have had success with regular applications of castor oil and baking soda on moles, warts, corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, and other minor skin blemishes. You must be patient, as this may take several nightly applications before the blemish dries and falls off in layers. The castor oil must be raw and cold-pressed. Simple household baking soda is mixed into it, so that a thin, workable paste or gum is formulated. You may discover some irritation after a few applications; skip an application if this occurs, then reapply a couple days later. This should be done for 4 to 6 weeks.

 

Directions

Apply Bianca Rosa salve morning and evenings, or as directed by a health care practitioner. On a moist cotton wool pad or with the fingertips, apply to the desired area of the body. Massage onto thoroughly cleansed skin with a gentle circular motion.
 

Cautions

Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose. If irritation or redness occurs, discontinue use immediately.
 

 

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor.
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