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i have been told to swallow poke berries for a nimber of alimentes is this safe our mother used to tell us they were posinous.
-- Anonymous, August 19, 2002
Poke berries are toxic, however so is black pepper. If you take just a little bit of poke, it is quite helpful. ONLY TAKE SMALL AMOUNTS. With large amounts it will give you diarrhea and make you vomit, and to large of a dose can be fatal. 1-10 drops of a fresh liquid extrack it is good for you lymph system, if you have hard swollen glands it should help.If you are on medication for high blood pressure be carful about taking it because it is an alterative( it will thin your blood). I this info is helpful, one more thing, I am not a profesional doctor( or naturalpath) but I did learn from one, feel free to get a second oppinion.
-- Anonymous, September 28, 2002
I have personally found that a medicinal wine or vinegar made from Poke Berries is beneficial to the lymphatic system - I generally use it in doses of 1 tsp. 3x daily. The root is usually used, but, berries are also great for treating a variety of skin diseases and parasites - such as scabies and psoriasis (used both internally and externally for these purposes).
-- Anonymous, September 24, 2003
I TAKE FOUR POKE BERRIES A DAY FOR ARTHRITIS, THEY WORK LIKE A MIRACLE. I HAVE RECCOMENDED THEM TO MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND ALL HAVE REPORTED WONDERFUL RESULTS, UNLIKE VIOX AND OTHER MEDICINES PRESCRIBED BY DRS., THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS REPORTED SO FAR FROM ANYONE TAKING THEM. I PICK AND DRY FIVE TO TEN POUNDS EVERY YEAR AND SHARE THEM WITH MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
-- Anonymous, October 03, 2003