How does Pokeweed work?

There isn't enough information available to know how pokeweed works.

Are there safety concerns?

Pokeweed is UNSAFE to use. It can cause nausea, vomiting, cramping, stomach pain, diarrhea, low blood pressure, incontinence, thirst, and other serious side effects.

Pokeweed is UNSAFE for children. Even one berry can be poisonous to a child.

Do not take pokeweed berry if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Pokeweed.

The appropriate dose of pokeweed depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pokeweed. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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