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

From: Allison
Sent on: Monday, February 4, 2013 5:16 PM
Thanks, everyone! I'm still checking out the links and I called The 
National Poison Control Center (who advised an ER trip). Just need to 
convince her to go now... I think she's more embarrassed than worrying 
about her health...

Allison

On 2/4/2013 1:49 PM, Betsy Bolton wrote:
> 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...­
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> Sent: Monday, February 4,[masked]:20:35 PM
> Subject: [Wild-Foodies-of-Phi­lly] Pokeweed root
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> 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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