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Poke root
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Genus: Phytolacca
Species: P. decandra
Binomial name
Phytolacca decandra
L.

Phytolacca decandra (Poke root) is an ornamental plant in the Phytolaccaceae family. The name is derived from its tendency to cause vomiting when taken by mouth.

Medical uses

It is used in herbalism to stimulate the flow of lymph and is emetic in anything other than small doses.[1]

References

  1. ^ British Herbal Pharmacopoeia | British Herbal Medicine Association 1995, ISBN 0-903032-07-4

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