I hope it grows there again so I can eat it! The point is I'm not a squeamish person. Poisonous, yes, but so are a lot of things if they're cooked wrong. never wore gloves, never had any reactions. Granny said if you eat polk from purple berried plants you'd have the worst stomach ache you'd ever had. Having uncontrolled high glucose during a continuous period of time a person can get nerve damage and poor blood circulation, which cause round, deep diabetic sores (picture 2) hard to be healed. Teresa: you know I've had a bunch of people jump down my throat for suggesting you boil more than once. All my people eat it this way. I just can't understand why we're arguing here? Photo by Patrick Voyle. Do you know anything of this? What does heat rash look like? These sores are usually (but not always) firm, round, and painless. The level of this toxicity is strongly related to the part of the plant being handled and the plant's life-stages. We would take the stalks and strip the outer layer especially if they have turned red. My other Grandma was 96. How does HIV rash look like in different skin colour? Other signs of poisoning include a burning sensation in the mouth and blood in vomit and diarrhea of the affected. I live in Highland Twp, Michigan so if there is anyone with experience in the preparation would welcome you to come over and we could enjoy them together. It was absolutely DELICIOUS and i didn't get sick.. I'm so glad you enjoyed the article and very much enjoy hearing from you. I made excuse that I did not eat it because of the stench (but it was really because of your article here was when I discovered the plant was poisonous). My grandmother showed me how to pick as fix poke sallet at a young age. Very interesting. The reason I've gotten such a response is that our culture has forgotten pokeweed, so some people are learning about it for the first time. Send â¦ Wear gloves and avoid the roots. Add crushed bacon, salt, and pepper to taste. Next pour the leaves into a sieve. We would pick the young leaves and fry it up. The "polk" spelling was popularized by a 1968 country/pop song by Tony Joe White called "Polk Salad Annie.". The same is true of poke. Have some people actually died from doing it this way? after bringing to a boil a third time, they are ready to drain and fix or freeze. At this point in the plant's development, it is completely green and looks like many other large-leafed green plants. The rest is tougher. Characteristics of the rash include: Most often develops on the wrists, elbow, buttocks, waist, armpits, penis, and between the fingers; Is intensely itchy and often worse at night; Is accompanied by "tracks" or lines that may look like hives or bites Since moving back to Arkansas, walking through my neighborhood park, I have discovered vast growths of Pokeweed. The young â¦ Stalk is completely green. I have eaten Polk sallett all my life. It is promotional. Taste of my childhood. Neither I nor my mother ever precooked Poke more than once and poured that water off and I have never ever seen or heard of anyone getting sick. I have been getting a number of images of a strange looking plant asking if it is poison sumac. Every spring and summer I question what the finer details are in order to consume poke salad, thanks. More and more I'm seeing long time enjoyers of poke who boil 2 and 3 times. Most trees (with the exception of Magnolias and Ginkgo) are Eudicots. Mamaw said people ate em for different medical reasons. He did 2 if the h20 was clear after we drained the water off or 3 if it still had a green tinge. We thought it might have been a cultural thing, though I've never known the Scots Irish to look down their noses at anything good to eat. One of the symptoms may be a rash. I never ate the two leaves and since spoke nothing of polk sallet until he brought up. Ain't got no worms. If not, you might try this: take note of where mature pokeweeds grow and come back the next spring. It can grow to 12-18 feet tall on rich, moist soils. Ambrosia trifida is an annual plant with its origins in Europe. Unfortunately Allens stopped canning it in 2000 citing the difficulty of supply because of lack of people growing or picking. Dad lived to 102, I am 82 and still in good health. 8 years experience Dermatology. I am from South Arkansas, I grew up eating poke salad. Doctors give trusted, helpful answers on causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and more: Dr. Cox on rash that burns but does not itch mark: More history. I thought it was supposed to die back, but it it thriving. I have never known anyone to wear gloves while picking or preparing Poke. For more information, visit https://extension.msu.edu. "About 20 minutes ago you responded to my question", but longer period had lapsed Mr. Rankin because I forgot to update my comment. Dr. Elizabeth Yen answered. Again, it's poison and gets more poisonous as the season passes. Taste like hickory chickens. Sometimes it was that or starve to death. Varies: Rashes from food allergies can occur anywhere on the body and can vary from â¦ My Grandma grew up on opossum and sweet potatoes. Such a prevalent plant. It is an itchy rash that usually appears on the abdomen, face, arms, or legs and features a flat, red area covered in small red bumps. They just flat out don't like it. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on May 04, 2018: I have ate poke all my life ...with this dish papared right it will never fail.I is a wonderful dish. Recovery from a light poisoning can be expected in 1 to 2 days, and symptoms can be as mild as a touch of stomach cramping and diarrhea. It takes a lot of greens to make a good mess. Dr. Andrew Murphy answered. A rash is a symptom of HIV that usually occurs within the first two months after contracting the virus. This condition is usually caused by bacteria but can sometimes be caused by yeast in the skin," board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jerome Potozkin told Insider. Pour leaves into sieve and rinse in cool water. and the physical condition and age of the individual affected. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. This article airs on the side of caution because it is intended for a general audience and I felt that indicating boiling 2 to 3 times was most prudent. At that point she seasoned with bacon grease and salt. To a child, pokeberries look like grapes: clusters of purple berries hang from stems, usually at a child's level. The berries were growing at its full length, but they were all white, and the stalk was red and the plant itself was over 4 and 1/2 feet tall , but not as tall ans me at over 5'2" (5'2 and 3/4" to be exact), when the leaves were pulled, now at time of this comment , the berries are now green. I'm Ready. We did boil the leaves several times before finally cooking with bacon drippings, onions and seasoning and what we did with the stalks was even more delicious! I live in NY now and miss these things. One day i collected the berries and I thought the berries looked too strange and left them for the animals to eat. What Does a Psoriasis Rash Look Like? 1 doctor agrees. You eat them when they're relatively young. Despite this, pokeweed is believed to exert powerful anti-inflammatory effects that may help relieve localized pain and swelling. Whoever wrote this article has no idea what they are talking about. The rash can look like eczema. What do you think Mr. Rankin, someone was attempting potential foul play against me here????? When done she served it with fried bacon and boiled eggs and of course cornbread. In fact some articles claimed eating one or two of the purple berries was beneficial. It is no order of national security to poke-sallet eaters that they keep the pokeweed’s growth places a secret. When Picking Pokeweed, One wants to Avoid Contact with the Highly Toxic Roots. In addition, there is some evidence that contact with the weed can be carcinogenic. Picture 1 : Image showing HIV rash appearance. Love it. Rashes that are usually the same size and shape on both sides. Who was this culinary genius that figured out how to expend so much effort for so little non-toxic return? I have eaten it all my life as well and never ever was it boiled never.Its doesn't matter about the color of the berries on it..you just knew to pick the small leaves because they were more tender and even then we would just simply strip off the greens from the leaves with out bare hands..cooked it down in a skillet just like you would any other greens pretty much as the recipe tells you here except for the fact that we would always crack an egg and scramble it up with it...any greens that I know of such as turnip greens will give you a cleaning out somewhat its ruffage you know? We never ate the stalks. "The bumps look like acne, but if you look closely, you will see the pattern follows hair your follicles. I made my 5 kids try it when they were young, same with my grandbabies. He claimed it was potobella mushrooms (that I do eat from store) because they were so big and said if it was brown it was good to eat, and orange or red was poisonous. During the second cooking season to taste, which could be olive oil, much as you would spinach. I shoveled you know what. Very tasty. As with most anything that is potentially harmful, the extremely young and old, as well as those with a compromised immune system and/or organ problems, are more likely to have the most pronounced ill effects from exposure to the pokeweed. I grew up picking and eating poke salad. I would believe that the younger leaves without the red are safe. Does it form a "butterfly" pattern over the cheeks and nose (a classic sign of lupus), or does it produce a bright red "slapped cheek" pattern (a sign of fifth disease)? Sorry I've been so slow getting back. I worked the earth. Again, a lot of people just pull it up roots and all and are fine, but being as these roots are the most deadly part of the plant, I wouldn’t recommend it. It isn’t illegal, and if you are the sort of person who can follow directions and knows how to avoid cross-contamination, this recipe might be for you. There is a Penn State study that indicates, though rare, some cow deaths have been caused by the pokeweed root. If I tried it this way, I'd probably parboil once before then fry, but I'd want to see somebody do it first to make sure it's relatively safe. For those of you who prefer your food healthier, this dish doesn't have to be fried, but it is essential that it go through the multi-stage boiling and rinsing detoxification process first regardless of how you choose to incorporate it in your food. I’ve never heard of anyone getting sick. Pokeweed Poisoning is caused by the ingestion of pokeweed plant and related products This intake could be accidental, or in some cases intentional, to bring self-harm The toxicity of the plant is due to the chemicals phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin, which are mainly contained in pokeweed roots, stems, and leaves Key rashes to look out for. I have also canned it I washed and blanched as normal and then processed it following directions for turnip greens and it turn out wonderful. Bacon bits and green onions go good too. It is not invasive; it is more American than even apple pie. Look at the picture above. Well. My mom had cooked it for years. Then I add my poke, get it simmering and add two scrambled eggs! All those states are places where you can enjoy poke, but I don't know if eating it is as much of a staple in Missouri and Kansas. That I would have eaten too had I not known. Scarlet fever is a disease caused by erythrogenic toxin (a bacterial exotoxin) released by Streptococcus pyogenes. Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Eggplant are in the same genus (Solanum) as Nightshades. I can a bit for out of season eating. Unfortunately, consuming even a small handful of this fruit is enough to cause â¦ Thanks again. It appears as red and bumpy areas which may occur anywhere on the body, but favours the elbows and knees as well as the back of the hands and feet. Patients present with burning or throbbing in the eye, with watering of the eyes, swelling, and blurred vision. Also read articles about it being used as herbal treatment for different things including cancer. That being said, I would like to add that this dish has never harmed anyone I know that was aware of how to properly prepare it, and even the stories I’ve heard of an unwitting guest or relative finding a bowl of the uncooked leaves in a kitchen and mistaking them for spinach or some other edible, raw, green leafy, only ended with a day’s bout of diarrhea. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. Whether weeding or harvesting, it is also of note that a pokeweed, especially a mature one, can penetrate skin with contact. I don't even understand why "nightshade" was even mentioned in this article. Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, is easily found in our forests and wooded areas is the most common of the plants that look like elderberry. Every late spring and early summer when plants suddenly put on a great deal of growth because of extra rain, some people become worried. My point is that foraging is becoming increasingly popular these days, and whether or not you choose to prepare and eat this salad is entirely up to you. 3 years before, he had introduced me to the plant to eat and I always had interest, came real close to eating it and the berries out of curiosity from the encouragement. My grandparents are gone now and never ask them if you could can, cooked pokeweed? Never the slightest effect from it. There is no doubt. I cant say I'm healthiest person alive but I eat healthy, a panavegetarian (eat some seafood, eggs, and dairy) , but am disabled from multiple injuries and have past history of stomach and irritable bowel, irregular heart beat (improved now) and sleep apnea, which had improved from CPAP therapy. Leaves are opposite of each other on the stem and have three pointed lobes, but occasionally five lobes. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on May 25, 2018: Debra: that's very similar to how I cook them. People are concerned because they have discovered big plants they cannot recognize. It develops during acute HIV infection, which occurs just after contracting the virus. Thanks for all the info buddy. Show your Spartan pride and give the gift of delicious MSU Dairy Store cheese this holiday season! 4. If this is your first experience with pokeweed, as with all steps involved in making this poisonous plant fit for consumption, it will be worth your while to take note of the instructions' finer points and read the longer version very thoroughly. The body and leaf stems were already red. The rash tends to have a red center, surrounded by a clear ring with a red circle around it. Glad to hear you're carrying on the tradition:-). It happens due to abnormal cells that are entering the skin and may be accompanied by fever or chills. Just make sure you do it right. Phytolacca americana. It starts a few days or even several weeks after the bite and then expands over a period of days or weeks to several inches across, perhaps with a central clearing. When you have a food allergy what does the rash look like and can the rash be anywhere on the body? Found a poke weed growing outside my house last year, and not knowing what it was posted a picture on Facebook. I fry it with onions and scrambled eggs. Question: We have eaten pokeweed and poke sallet our whole life without any boiling at all. would help her pick the small leaves. It can make you very sick and even kill you, just like most foods, but if you take the necessary precautions, it is healthy and tastes good. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on June 15, 2017: Jennifer: I always enjoy hearing from fellow poke salet lovers. Now does your answer change clarifying this? I like to harvest it when the plant is immature, before berries appear but it can be harvested later than that. 2 thanks. Question: How long will poke salad keep before it's cooked? Are you originally from that far north or are you importing the tradition from somewhere farther south? Poke is a mild green somewhere between spinach and swiss chard. I recall her saying it has to be washed good and cooked right or it will make you sick. We use to pick this every week and though preparing it was a process, it sure was and still is worth it. Treat it like green beans when canning. Again, spotting the highly poisonous, mature version of the plant is easy. There are a few tricks, however, in finding optimal spots for growth. Wayne: I can't condone eating the berries. Just posted a comment but forgot to say that my Dad was born in 1886, ate poke all his life and never heard of it being poison until about 1940, give or take a couple years. V. Saeed: this man was most likely trying to do a really mean and possibly dangerous prank. Larry Rankin is a product of rural America who takes an interest in sharing some little known traditions associated with country living. This means you start timing the 20 minutes once the pot of water comes to a full rolling boil - correct? 0 0 1. Poke is poisonous. Because of this, one should always use gloves when handling pokeweed. This information is for educational purposes only. The recipe I give here is a basic one, but as you expressed, the permutations of the things that can be done with pokeweed are seemingly endless. Clinicians asked, âWhat does a Lyme disease rash look like?â Nearly 3 out of 4 investigators (71.58%) were able to identify the Lyme disease rash (EM) when presented with 8 types of rash photos. If you don’t want to wait a whole year to eat poke sallet, just ask somebody that knows how to find it. We would peel the outer "skin" from the poke stalk, cut the stalks in the same way that okra was cut to fry, then fry the poke in the same cornmeal batter that we used for okra. Pokeweed should never be eaten raw. I stupidly boiled the root for a long ass time until the water evaporated and the root kind of hardened into this mushy potato like consistency. Pretty serious and long term skin reactions to Herceptin posted there. This plant that already exists in the majority of the US seems to be expanding its territory. She also emphasized the importance of the boiling and rinsing. I want people to enjoy poke. I would've just rinsed it off and eaten both leaves like lettuce on my sandwich, if it were not for me reading this article ahead of time. Personally I rinse twice. I do not eat poke later in the season. I do however go picking all this when I visit and still do a lot of canning. Just use caution. In addition, It's interesting that pokeweed is related to nightshade. I guess that is why it was used for spring cleaning because shortly after eating it your system was going to experience a cleansing. She always said if it burned your tongue after the 3rd boil rinse and repeat to avoid a upset stomach. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Though the flowers are different, the purple berry and red stems can be easily confused with elderberry. You say Ozarks. Leaves have a subtle, serrated edge. I believe the purpose of what was suggested to me for the regular greens being placed in the pot with the undrained polk sallet (Poke salad) was to cover the taste of the poison that would have been evaporated into the greens and not drained out, and also so the innocent greens would take the fall of anything bad that may have happened. I value education, not fear. My Lord. What shall I say? Take care if you're working with this plant! If your immunity is compromised, any of it can kill you. I am 65 but still remember my Grandmother stopping the car suddenly while driving down the highway and saying "Y'all kids get out and let's pick some Poke Salad." We always had fried Poke stock when we went camping and I never felt any ill effects from them. Later on it's more so. No one has ever got the least bit sick and for many, it was the first time for them to eat it. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on January 25, 2018: Nia: you're absolutely right. The signs and symptoms of primary and secondary syphilis can be mild, and they might not be noticed. I ate it growing up all the time and was an adult before I cooked it for myself. They were delicious. ; Common symptoms of heat rash include red bumps on the skin, and a prickly or itchy feeling to the skin (also known as prickly heat). Your family and mine have done so well with it because we've prepared it correctly. It is a close â¦ My mom warned me not to eat it and told me something was wrong with plant, stressing why I would trust the man that the plant was edible. Can be seen on the limbs too (1). Then place the leaves in a pot of water, and bring them to a rolling boil for 20 minutes. Have you tried it? Overview Information Pokeweed is a plant. I know the ads showed up by 1950 that poke was poison and probably earlier. The pokeweed reduces down drastically. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on April 23, 2018: I have had several grow around my place. In addition, if, for example, pork is improperly prepared, it too can harm and/or kill a person. It is not invasive; it is more American than even apple pie. We do know that Slapped Cheek looks a lot like Rubella (German Measles), which can be really worrying and alarming for some parents. For more help in identifying common giant hogweed look-alikes, see “Common plants are being mistaken for giant hogweed.” For photos and more information of giant hogweed, see “Giant hogweed: Not widely spread in Michigan.”. I would recommend that you cook the weed the same day you harvest it, but if you can’t, educate everyone in the household that is mature enough to understand the plant’s toxicity, and keep the pokeweed out of reach of small children and pets. You don't have to cook it for 5 hours. Has to be a experiencial gap. A 63-year-old male asked: What does celiac rash look like? I can't imagine it tastes any good that way. Hogweed can tower up to 25ft tall, with long green stems with purple blotches, huge branches of small white flowers and green leaves. Thank you for your response. This is a pretty clear sign that you have laundry detergent allergies. Register to get answer. My question: What would have happened to me if I actually ate those two raw eleven inch (with red leaf stem included) leaves? Seroconversion rash Within a few weeks of HIV infection, many people develop flu-like symptoms and a rash. Might like to try poke sallet cooked with bacon as I love greens of most any kind, but after reading this article will have to wait until next spring as both plants on my property are fully mature at this point. temporary eruption or discoloration of the skin and is often inflamed or swollen Elderberry. I have a stunning poke plant growing in my back yard in San Francisco. In fact, in its cooked form, pokeweed is so popular that many states, especially those in the South, hold yearly festivals in the early spring to commemorate it. I've ate poke my whole life, and all things considered, am a pretty healthy individual. The rashes are usually very itchy as well as painful. 0 comment. The smell of this plant growing in large amounts is distinctive, and I know it by heart. I do believe even though I have never eaten polk sallet. I have had young sprouts and the leaves cooked but mostly just the stalks. Pork is one of the tastiest meats in the world, but it still has to be prepared correctly. but there is nothing better than a plate of the smaller with scrambled eggs and bacon.. Hummmmm. It is an excellent compliment for most any meal. For example, cooked spinach could be referred to as a sallet, but raw spinach would be called a salad. About 20 minutes ago you responded to my question: What would have happened to me if I actually ate those two raw eleven inch (with red leaf stem included) leaves? Always glad to hear from fellow pokeweed eaters. The berries are NOT edible. The nightshade genus includes commonly consumed tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. The leaves of the pokeweed are the plant's most readily-edible part. Mittie: With eggs is a favorite way. Rash as an early symptom of HIV. Still love it. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on August 11, 2017: That's how most people prepare it. It's a free country. You just have to boil the old leaves longer to make them tender. Can't wait. It's my hope that the new edible wild plant craze amongst hipsters will bring it back. I see the plant has returned this year and also noticed another one about 250 ft. away on the back of my property. I grew up in arkansas eating it. My mom, sisters, aunts and cousins all eat it as much as I do so I think as the generations grow up, less and less of the younger ones are exposed to it, therefore don't eat it. A lot of people only rinse once and give me heck for saying it's more prudent to rinse at least twice, lol. I am the only person in my immediate family - husband, children and grandbabies that will eat polk. My Mother and Grandmother would either boil it or cook it and then scramble it with eggs and a little green onion; Delicious!! Who doesn't love being #1? Deborah: when I was a boy poke salet was a big tradition. Ugh!!! What does pokeweed look like? The fact that none of the water would be drained and all the poison would be absorbed, would that make the guy more suspicious that had I planned to eat it this way undrained, that it seems, from your warnings Mr. Rankin, that it would have placed me at risk of death, because unlike Mr. Vest's family, it would have been boiled and not drained. Pokeweed and Nightshade are both Eudicots which include members of the sunflower family such as the common dandelion, the forget-me-not, cabbage and other members of its family, apple, buttercup, maple, and macadamia. I suggest wearing gloves and an extra parboil, especially for people new to the process. All of your information was dead on if you don't want to chance getting sick. This HIV rash doesnât itch, and is usually flat and red. In addition, I've read some university studies that indicate the berries might not be as poisonous as first thought, but they are poisonous, and the roots are quite poisonous. Though you may eat the leaves later in the season than I, I highly doubt you eat them from the plants that are 12 feet high and purple. Rinse the leaves with cool water. I wouldn't add such warnings in say a recipe for poultry, because it is common knowledge that poultry can kill you if the factors are right and it's prepared wrong. she fixed hers several ways but the one I like best was cooked with red vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. I am 64 years old and still alive and well never ever have I or anyone I have ever known has got sick much less dead from Poke Salad...thats ridiculous! You are only using this as a frame of reference to find the pokeweed when it is completely green next spring. That's entirely plausible but I don't believe it was done to the degree of concerted effort you're thinking it was. It is a fact that like meat pokeweed can kill you if prepared incorrectly. Can you get pokeweed poisoning by touching it? She picked it by the washtub full and prepared it completely cooked for the freezer so we ate it year round. I recently dug one up and it was almost like digging up a small tree. We were warned by the older women to avoid the berries and the red stalk unless it had been skinned. Insects and birds beat you to it! I also know second hand it makes a good dye. I would have eaten also , without the knowledge I got from reading this article, I would have just rinsed them off and ate them with my sandwich. Said they tasted bad. 28 years experience Allergy and Immunology. It has also made the occasional healthy person extremely ill and maybe even worse. I clean my poke very well, but I only boil it once with some of the stems on if they are tender....Then goes into some hot oil and stir in some beaten eggs …..then some cooked pinto beans with some buttermilk cornbread ….a sweet onion and cant get a better meal anywhere. One day a plant just popped up growing in my yard's makeshift potato patch. It would regrow and produce beautiful new leaves, and would do this two or three times a season. I just them like the other greens. You are likely safe to dispose of your gloves after the first boiling and rinsing process. A rash called âlivedo reticularisâ is not often associated with RA in medical literature. Whether caused by an HIV medication or by HIV itself, the rash typically appears as a red, flattened area on the skin thatâs usually covered with small red bumps. You definitely want to wash your boiling pot out after each boiling cleanse as not to put any toxins back in the pokeweed leaves that you have taken out. 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