Pokeroot is a plant the grows in North America. The leaves have been used to help the body fight infection and improve lymph node health. All parts of the plant are poisonous and should not be consumed.
There are no advised doses for pokeroot
What Research Shows
There is not enough data to support that pokeroot is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.
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Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 4/24/2020
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