This plant is actually known as a pest in the South of America but it has amazing healing properties, hidden way down in the roots. Though you might struggle to pull this sucker out of the ground, it may be worthwhile to do so once you hear of its benefits for Endometriosis.
For some of us, who don’t live in the South of America, we can always go and buy a tincture of poke root from the local health store!
The benefits of poke root have long been documented but here is how it helps with Endometriosis.
1.Aids the lymphatic system, supports the immune system
Our lymphatic system plays a vital role in allowing the immune system to work efficiently. The immune system essentially creates immune cells and protects the body from infection and disease. It is well documented that Endometriosis is directly related to a low immune system, so supporting the immune system is a great way to help fight Endometriosis!
2.Helps with aches and pains
Poke root is known to reduce soreness, restlessness and aching, which I know I suffer from frequently in my back and shoulders. This is due to an inability to eliminate toxins which sit in the muscles of the body. By allowing the lymphatic system to work more effectively we can expel these toxins and thereby reduce the aches and pains. It has been known to reduce arthritis and swelling of joints.
3. Reduces skin conditions and infections
I know my skin directly reflects what I eat. When I eat badly, my skin shows the world that I have! Poke root creates a great way to reduce skin infections, acne and various skin conditions.
4. Swollen and sore breasts
Once again we have a lack of movement of fluids out of the body. By stimulating the lymphatic system we naturally get that natural flow back!
5.Anti-inflammatory and heals scar tissue
This is the major one! We have heaps of scar tissue which causes so much pain for us! Poke root reduces the inflammation in the area and also helps eliminate those cells that shouldn’t be there.
Now the most important thing about poke root is: DO NOT overdo the dosage! It is an emetic, which means it can be toxic if too high a dosage is taken. This could mean diarrhea, vomiting etc.
If you do live in the South of America, you can dig one up and make a tincture. This should be done about October–November or late fall. This is when it is at its most medicinal and already nice and dry. Clean the roots carefully and cut into small pieces. Put the pieces in a jar and fill the jar with 100 proof alcohol to cover them. Leave for six weeks, then strain out the roots.
Otherwise, just do what I am doing and go to the health shop!
Here is how to take it:
- Take a low dose of only 3–5 drops per day. (make sure it is really only one drop!)
- Only take this for about 3 months
- If you feel “spacy” or like an out-of-body feeling, reduce the dose.
People have cured themselves from cancer, reduced AIDS effects and various immune-deficient related conditions. It has amazing healing powers on your body and would be incredibly beneficial for Endometriosis.
Also called Phytolacca decandra, pigeon berry, inkberry.
You can also eat the berries—if you live near these bushes! Check out this article on the full benefits:
Do you live in the South of America? Do you have poke there? Did you know about their benefits? Would be fun to eat them, make tincture!