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 (pōk′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
1. The poisonous root of the pokeweed.
2. See pokeweed.
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Traditional and historical naturopathic approaches to uterine fibroids have included castor oil packs over the liver, low-fat/low-saturated-fat/high-fiber diets, alterative herbs (Corydalis tubers, black alder bark, mayapple root, figwort flowering herb, yellow dock root); Turska's formula (gelsemium root, pokeroot, aconite, and bryonia--consult a botanical expert, as these are toxic herbs); and thuja, red root, mountain ash bark, prickly ash bark, Stillingia root, Helonias root, mayapple root, and ginger root.
Herbs having the potential to cause birth defects are sassafras, pokeroot, and autumn crocus (Herbert-Ashton, 2002; Everyday health, 2012; Dr.
To ease the scalp irritation, try using something called pokeroot ointment.