Botanical Name: Phytolacca americana
Forms Available: Dried root, Powdered Root, Fresh root
Indigenous to the eastern and southwest regions of the US, poke root is a flowering shrub. It can also be found in Asia, Europe, and South America. Poke root is known by many names, such as Pokeberry, pigeonberry, ink berry, American scoke, American nightshade, pocan, and red plant. It has long been in use in the manufacture of medicine, wine, fabric dye, and food. Containing antibacterial properties, Poke root is helpful in treating oral diseases.