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Re: [Wild-Foodies-of-Philly] Pokeweed root

From: Betsy B.
Sent on: Monday, February 4, 2013 1:42 PM
I would call the National Poison Control center for advice.  Phytollacatoxin is a toxin, a poison.  People eat poke leaves but only (usually) after boiling in several changes of water.

See symptoms at 
http://health.nyt...­

----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, February 4,[masked]:20:35 PM
Subject: [Wild-Foodies-of-Phi­lly] Pokeweed root

Hi all,
I hope it's ok to post a question to this list--not sure where else to 
get good info.
Does anyone know about safety eating the root of pokeweed? My 
mother-in-law dug up pokeweed roots last week and soaked the sliced root 
in water for several days, stir-fried it and ate it. Then she didn't 
feel very well. Would this be an allergic reaction or possibly poisoning 
that needs treatment?

thanks in advance!
Allison



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