Pokeroot

(rINNM)

💊 Chemical information

Fitolaca; Poke Root.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin.

💊 Profile

Pokeroot, the root of Phytolacca decandra (P. americana) (Phytolaccaceae) has emetic, purgative, anti-inflammatory, and antiinfective actions. It has been used for rheumatic and arthritic disorders, and for respiratory-tract infections, but is highly toxic in large doses and is not generally recommended. It has also been used externally for skin disorders. The related species dodecandra, is the source of the molluscicide endod.

Homoeopathy.

Pokeroot has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Phytolacca; Phytolacca americana; Phytolacca americana e baccis; Phytolacca e baccis; Phyto.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Chile: Homeoplasmina†; Fr.: Homeoplasmine; UK: Psorasolv.
Published May 08, 2019.