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Poke root 1:6
Phytolacca americana

Serving Type: Oral Liquid

Available In Sizes: 500mL

This product is part of the BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts, a range recommended for practitioners qualified in herbal medicine. The BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts are designed for extemporaneous compounding and dispensing for an individual patient following a consultation.

Product Information

Latin name: Phytolacca americana

Family: Phytolaccaceae (pokeweed)

Common names: pokeweed, shang lu, puke weed

Parts used: root

Poke root is a striking, large, perennial herb that grows up to three metres tall. It has large and soft fleshy leaves, tiny white flowers and long clusters of rich purple berries.

The plant originated in east America and is now naturalised in Australia and many areas of Europe.[1] It’s botanical name is derived from the Greek ‘phyton’, meaning ‘plant’ and ‘lacca’ meaning ‘milky’, in reference to the herb’s abundant white stem sap. Its common name, poke root, is derived from the indigenous ‘pocon’, which refers to plants that yield potent pigment dyes as this herb does from its berries.[2]

While the whole plant has medicinal properties, the roots are the most commonly used in modern western herbal medicine. Traditionally, it was considered to be both cool and pungent in nature.[2]

It was a prized herb of the Eclectic physicians and has also been used in the traditional Chinese medicine paradigm.[2]

Product features:

  • Organic ingredients
  • Vegan friendly
Each 1mL contains herbal extract equiv. to dry:
Phytolacca americana (poke root) root 166mg

Solvents: 45% organic cane ethanol, 55% mountain spring water.

Recommended dose: 1-5mL per week.
Shake well before dispensing.

For practitioner compounding and dispensing only.

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
  • Store below 25°C away from direct sunlight.

For further education and research, refer to the BioCeuticals Poke Root Monograph.


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