Origin: United States
Poke root has been most commonly used for its laxative properties. The dried root has been effective for some to cleanse the lymphatic system. Old folk lore claims that one should carry poke root to increase ones confidence when traveling.
Caution: Insufficiently cooked plant is poisonous. Use only care of health practitioner. Not to be used for extended periods of time. Not to be used during pregnancy. Emetic, purgative.