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Phytolacca sp. (Pokeroot)

The leaves are safe to eat when young and get toxic as the plant grows. Pokeroot should be used with caution and only with a qualified supervisor. Phytolacca has an affinity with the throat, the breast, muscular tissues, and joints and has been used in the treatment of diseases related to a compromised immune system (rheumatoid arthritis, cancer�).