Background of Poke Root Tincture
In traditional medicine, Poke root tincture is used to treat joint pain, acne, earache, water retention, and headache. Poke root tincture could be used to cause abortion, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Poke root tincture is known to be used as an antiviral and laxative. Unconfirmed reports explain the toxicity of the poke root, which may be from the saponin(a chemical bond in various plants) found in the plant. Poke root anti-viral protein shows favourable therapeutic effects. The interest in poke root protein is increasing because of the use it has as a potential anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) agent.
- Avoid taking poke root if you have any known allergies to poke root.
- Poke root may cause lower blood pressure.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking Poke root.
- When taken by the mouth it may cause nausea or vomiting. Difficulty breathing and a faster heart rate.
- Not to be used on broken skin.
- It is not recommended for children. There is not enough evidence to suggest a dose for children.
- All parts of the poke root plant are toxic.
- Poke root tincture may lower blood pressure. Therefore it may increase the effect of blood pressure medications.
- Poke root can be anti-inflammatory. It may interact with anti-inflammatory drugs, herbs or supplements.
- It may be used as an antiviral. It could react with antiviral drugs, herbs or supplements.
- Poke root tincture can cause Mobitz type I heart block ( a disease of the electrical conduction system of the heart). It can react with heart medication and herbs like foxglove.
- Can be a diuretic. It would add to the action of another diuretic or laxative.