What is your opinion with respect to poke root. I've read it need to be FRESH, not powdered/cut and sifted, etc.
The fresh root is considered poisonous, and the dried cut or powdered herb is safer and works fine.
Do you like this herb?
Yes, I use it in various formulas.
Any downsides? Considering of using it (tinctured) topically (sinus) or in a nebulizer.
It is considered toxic, and should be used in small doses. Larger doses can lead to gastroenteritis, palpitations, low blood pressure, burning of the tissues, severe vomiting and diarrhea. In smaller doses it can still act like interferons causing "flu-like" symptoms. This is one of those herbs that really should be used with supervision.
>>Yes, I use it in various formulas.
Is any formula available on your site? Would like to see what you'd combine with it and for what purposes.
Other than custom formulas I use it in the Live-R-Ight formula:
And I recommend it in the cancer formula I wrote up for people: