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Poke



POKE: Phytolacca decandra, P. americana
AKA: Pokeroot, Pokeweed, Pigeon Berry, Crowberry, Pocan, Skoke, Poke Sallat
Origin: N. America. Also common in Mediterranean countries.
Toxicity: Young shoots can be eaten after being boiled twice. Rest of plant, including older leaves, is toxic.
Part Used: Roots, berries and twigs
Magick: Courage, hex-breaking, magickal ink [berry juice]. Use at New Moon to break hexes.
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