Poke root I dug up today..The big piece had 4 stalks growing out of it.
For the best medicinal value you want a root about 3 years old.
This is after cleaned up and slicing/grating/shredding..
Its a little woody but not bad to cut up.
Fresh Poke Root being infused into oil.
Working on Poke Root Salve..
The tincture is so potent that "they" say to start with One drop at a time twice a day and to use only for current conditions not as a preventative.I am not attempting a tincture at this point. Think I will stick with a salve. Just a note though...There have been many herbs that the "mainstream' have said are poisonous or something of that nature.. But in reality its not. It like regular medicine its not meant to be taken all the time.It's meant for short term use small amounts at a time. Just because its Natural does NOT mean its safe to take ridiculously large amounts of an herb for long periods of time.
An Herb For All Things Pokey
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