Poke is a visually attractive 8 to 10 foot (250-300 cm) perennial with dark green leaves, purple stems, and bright red to bluish-black berries. This common understory tree is native to the temperate regions of the United States east of the Mississippi.
Poke was a common herbal remedy long before Europeans settled North America.
Typical Preparations: Most often found in topical applications like creams, ointments, and oils.
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