pokeweed

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pokeweed,

n Latin name:
Phytolacca americana; parts used: fruit, leaves, stems, roots; uses: laxative, emetic, rheumatism, pruritus, upper respiratory ailments, antifungal, antiviral, antitumor; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, ulcers (stomach and duodenal), possible toxicity; known to cause respiratory depression, coma, and death. Also called
cancer jalap, cancer root, changras, coakum, crowberry, garget, pigeonberry, pocon, pokeberry, poke salad, redink plant, redwood, scoke, txiu kub nyug, or
Virginia poke.

pokeweed

phytolaccaamericana.

pokeweed mitogen (PWM)
see pokeweed mitogen.
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