They were delicious. Stem starting to become harder and take on purplish hue. The cooked version of this weed is properly referred to as "poke sallet," but like with so many traditions that have survived via word of mouth, the pronunciation can often be found altered, most commonly to "poke salad." Could those big plants be the dreaded giant hogweed they have heard about? They can affect any part of the body, but often a stress rash is on the face, neck, chest or arms. 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. V. Saeed: again, I can't say for sure how sick it would have made you. Every spring and summer I question what the finer details are in order to consume poke salad, thanks. ( that is what we call it!) Ugh!!! The younger generation probably won't pick it! Pokeweed and giant ragweed are common Michigan plants people often mistake for giant hogweed. My niece identified it and I confirmed the identification by looking it up online. I really like cornbread, and this sounds like a winning combination. What Does an HIV Rash Look Like? I just pull the leaves off! They may be of the size of a quarter and the intensity may vary from person to person. Poke is a mild green somewhere between spinach and swiss chard. Pokeweed is in order Caryophyllales while nightshade is in order Solanales. Some forms of heat rash feel prickly or intensely itchy.Heat rash usually clears on its own. What does an HIV rash look like? 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. At the Jamestown Indian Village this past weekend I read about poke weed. We always had fried Poke stock when we went camping and I never felt any ill effects from them. Well. I guess that is why it was used for spring cleaning because shortly after eating it your system was going to experience a cleansing. I never heard about all the poison other than the berries. Red (Miliaria Rubra) Red heat rash (miliaria rubra) is the most common form of this skin condition. I like to get the tender (young leaves) but older leaves can be harvested as long as the veins are not red. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on November 07, 2017: Natasha: all greens are good for that:-) Love the "Spring Cleaning" analogy. My Mother and Grandmother would either boil it or cook it and then scramble it with eggs and a little green onion; Delicious!! Later on it's more so. There is no doubt. My grandmother use to can it. My husband and I love it once I convinced him he would not die if he ate it …..lol I loved the article that I read on this site about peeling and breading the stalks....I love okra and I am going to try this for sure. No one can show me a documented fact that anyone has died from eating once boiled poke salad. They are going overboard about the poison. 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! To a child, pokeberries look like grapes: clusters of purple berries hang from stems, usually at a child's level. I shoveled you know what. Family and genus are (of course) different too. after bringing to a boil a third time, they are ready to drain and fix or freeze. Answer: No, I have not tried poke salad. 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. The plant produces a massive taproot that is often branched as the plant matures. So his family over a period of 100 years had to know something about the poison or something wrong with it not knowing it was poison early on, but the fact that it was poison was not necessary to continue to mention or the thought died out over the 100 years because they always prepared it properly or got immune or no one got sick and died, considering posibly his family may not have had access to abundance of food and had to eat something, and it probably helped to cure some ailment that allowed them to live "forever"; But they did drain it as he say. Are you sure it's a poke plant? I want people to try pokeweed if it's in their wheelhouse, and to that end, this article has been remarkably successful. Poke Sallet with Fried Potatoes and Salt Pork. The leaves were pale, almost white and had little flavor. My Pawpaw was born in 1898 and when I was 8 and starting to read books I asked him if he had ever picked cotton. A heat rash generally shows up on the trunk of your body, your chest, or your arms, Chaiyasit says. I love this stuff, but I'm not going to lie to people and tell them you don't have to take precautions when preparing it. ), nutmeg, walnuts, acorns, and any other nut you only ever find roasted in the store, and all sorts of improperly prepared stuff... Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on January 11, 2018: Marian: I got no advice. Maybe not tomorrow, but it will happen. Scratch marks and skin erosions instead of blisters in some people. I'm Ready. That I would have eaten too had I not known. Does it also feel hot to the touch, like a burning sensation? 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. As for the leaves, I'll keep eating them until I know different. I also know second hand it makes a good dye. ; The rash appears as reddened skin with tiny blisters and is due to inflammation. It is possible to go online and search for “giant hogweed look-alikes” and find a number of sites, but these are usually just rehashing the same plants, and not all big plants are covered. It's all about preparing it correctly. Seems like some folks are forgetting about it. There is a Penn State study that indicates, though rare, some cow deaths have been caused by the pokeweed root. Patients present with burning or throbbing in the eye, with watering of the eyes, swelling, and blurred vision. Posts: 856 Joined: Aug 2016: Jun 13, 2017 - 12:34 pm. The nightshade genus includes commonly consumed tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Flowers are arranged cylindrically along the raceme, are small (¼ inch), consisting of 5 white, greenish-white or pink petal-like sepals, and several green carpels folded together in the center. The same is true of poke. It sounds wonderful. We would take the stalks and strip the outer layer especially if they have turned red. DRESS is a rare type of drug rash that can be life-threatening. 0 0 1. The stalk is also great to eat. The pokeweed reduces down drastically. Mamaw said people ate em for different medical reasons. I hope nobody else does. Kevin: I'm glad to final see someone who is familiar with rinsing at least 3 times. Ain't got no worms. Have you tried it? What do you think Mr. Rankin, someone was attempting potential foul play against me here????? Again, you would never eat the plant in this form. The berries of pokeweed are NOT edible and can cause a very bad stomach ache and should not be eaten be children. Most folks only parboil once. 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. Has to be a experiencial gap. I've never heard of actually cutting the whole plant and just leaving a few inches to regrow. You say Ozarks. 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 have never even had an upset stomach let alone diarrhea. If you do something like squeeze oranges for fresh OJ then spend a day out in the sun, you might notice a painful, streaky rash on your hands that mimics where the juice touched you, possibly alon I just came back from the corral with a bucket full and my 93 year-old Dad wondered why his grandparents never ate poke. What Does a Psoriasis Rash Look Like? Moreover, contact with the root, stem, or leave can cause a spreading, blister-like rash similar to poison ivy. Left alone, pokeweed can become quite large with rows of purple berries. Lamictal rashes appear like small raised bumps, blisters or inflammation on skin. Phytolacca americana. Sometimes it was that or starve to death. We never ate the stalks. If so, itâs probably Slapped Cheek. For example, a paper grocery bag full will probably only yield about 2 large servings of poke sallet. You are likely safe to dispose of your gloves after the first boiling and rinsing process. People with sepsis often develop a hemorrhagic rash. The "polk" spelling was popularized by a 1968 country/pop song by Tony Joe White called "Polk Salad Annie.". I want people to enjoy poke. Heat rash â also known as prickly heat and miliaria â isn't just for babies. My oldest 4 help me pick polk all the time and are pretty good at finding it. Pityriasis rosea rash. It's a free country. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters, most often on the elbows, knees, back, and buttocks. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on April 03, 2018: Gayatri: not much to say. There are a few tricks, however, in finding optimal spots for growth. It was years later when I finally bought my farm that I started harvesting, cooking, and canning this wonderful vegetable. 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." Bring leaves to rolling boil in large pot for 20 minutes. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on September 27, 2017: Thomas: yes, I've read that. 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. We would cut the poke stems into about 1 inch pieces peel the hard purple layer off of the outside roll them in flour and cornmeal and fry them. But it is NOT poison sumac. 1. I'm sorry. It develops during acute HIV infection, which occurs just after contracting the virus. It can sometimes itch. One of the symptoms may be a rash. Some rashes look like a bruise. Yum yum. We ate the salad part growing up but my dad also fried the stalks and we ate them. My mom and I picked two large garbage bags full that had come up in an unused garden plot. Unfortunately, consuming even a small handful of this fruit is enough to cause â¦ In addition, if, for example, pork is improperly prepared, it too can harm and/or kill a person. Pokeweed and giant ragweed are two Michigan plants that have attracted attention by being similar in the viewer’s eyes. As far as being poisonous I’m not sure. Best to you! Never the slightest effect from it." More severe cases of pokeweed poisoning will manifest themselves with an emetic (vomiting) response in as little as two hours after ingestion. He did not show up till next evening when I was singing to myself. I got 6 quart-size freezer bags out of a large trashbag full. Pokeweed is NOT closely related to Nightshade. Leaves are slightly egg-shaped with a pointed tip and have an alternate placement to each other on the stems. What does heat rash look like? Find out what different kinds of psoriasis rash look like and get â¦ Always glad to hear from fellow pokeweed eaters. Have some people actually died from doing it this way? It reproduces by seeds. They get hung up on the fact that it's poisonous if prepared wrong, but fail to see that this is true of many foods. Usually HIV infection leads to a brief period of symptoms shortly after infection occurs. Glad to hear you're carrying on the tradition:-). They just flat out don't like it. In addition, there is some evidence that contact with the weed can be carcinogenic. Acute HIV Infection Rash A rash is one of the earliest symptoms of HIV. 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.”. The leaves of the pokeweed are the plant's most readily-edible part. We never messed with the roots. I just them like the other greens. More likely than not, the green leafy plants you will see growing in these spots are young versions. If your'e inclined to eat some Poke, but it's late in the season (but before berries) just harvest the top 8 to 10 inches of the plant. 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. If you eat rancid pork that is too old, you will definitely get sick. Once a major cause of death, it is now effectively treated with antibiotics. I bet polk sallet has a purpose on earth used in a positive way, but it can be used for other motives. Then I boil it once, drain it and cook it. Never boiled it but once. They are red, splotchy patches that may look very similar to slightly large goose bumps. V. Saeed: this man was most likely trying to do a really mean and possibly dangerous prank. Does your childâs rash look similar? As the plant grows and stems age, they are uniformly reddish or soft purple and are relatively smooth. Cautious to me is the responsible way to write it. Overview Information Pokeweed is a plant. Does your rash look like that? Harvesting plant is questionable. Green berries. 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 May 25, 2018: Debra: that's very similar to how I cook them. Mr. Waymon West in his comments said "my Dad was born in 1886, ate poke salad all his life and never heard of it being poison until about 1940....my family has been eating poke feeding it to anyone that may be around.....well over 100 years. Then place the leaves in a pot of water, and bring them to a rolling boil for 20 minutes. Every late spring and early summer when plants suddenly put on a great deal of growth because of extra rain, some people become worried. Photo by Patrick Voyle. 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. I thought it was supposed to die back, but it it thriving. Just echoes my advice, stay away from the roots and berries. This isn't an anti-poke article. Chemo Rashes. As for canning it, I've seen pictures of canned poke. I remember every year we would go searching for poke salad - she would call it "Spring Cleaning" time. What does a sepsis rash look like? The point is I'm not a squeamish person. I know people hate me for that..LOL. Thank you for your response. I worked the earth. I'm 5'2"; the plant wasn't quite as tall as me. Pokeweed can be found throughout the majority of the Continental United States but is far more prevalent in the central and eastern states of the South. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on April 23, 2018: I have had several grow around my place. I understand that. For the umpteenth time: if you eat raw or undercooked pork, you will likely get very ill. Maybe not today. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on June 07, 2017: Doug: I grew up on a farm. The signs and symptoms of primary and secondary syphilis can be mild, and they might not be noticed. Sounds like a wonderful idea. Location and pattern â Does the rash affect only sun-exposed areas or only areas in direct contact with gloves, shoes, goggles or face masks (as would be expected with allergic reactions to a chemical in the item)? At this point in the plant's development, it is completely green and looks like many other large-leafed green plants. 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. I read that pokeweed was being tested for skin aliments and skin cancer. Pain may be present after the rash disappears due to nerve damage but eventually improves. and the physical condition and age of the individual affected. Leaves are green and smooth with a plain margin. Symptoms of secondary syphilis include skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, and fever. Ate poke her whole life. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on April 12, 2018: Ellen: The nightshade I've seen looks quite a lot different than poke, but I certainly don't know all the variants on that plant. 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. 8 years experience Dermatology. I never tire of hearing the ways poke can be fixed. I'm conjecturing on the possible side effects if you had ate it, but assuming it was past harvest, not prepared properly and also assuming your a healthy adult and not pregnant, the effect would be anywhere from slight nausea to bloody diarrhea and a trip to the hospital. I know the ads showed up by 1950 that poke was poison and probably earlier. The same goes for your sieve. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on December 22, 2017: Kevin: fascinating comments. Well, pokeweed smells like pokeweed. 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. The flavor is quite similar to fresh, cooked spinach, but subtler in nature. The man in my life handed me two raw leaves of polk sallet from a 4 and 1/2 foot or larger plant over a week ago to eat with my tortilla bread sandwich (little cheese and bit of salmon). We boil poke twice, serve it with favorite salad dressing. Then and there, I asked him if he had eaten the leaves raw before and he said, clearly, "Yes", but immediately left before witnessing me eat the leaves. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned. It was growing wild where it was and should have still been there. This causes inflammation that results in a rash. If patients are expecting a Lyme disease rash to look like the typical Bullâs-eye lesion they may miss receiving an accurate diagnosis. Harvesting plant is questionable. Add crushed bacon, salt, and pepper to taste. Along with a red raised rash, the body may produce more mucous, which can cause an itching, burning and running nose. People with sepsis often develop a hemorrhagic rash. Insects and birds beat you to it! They are 4- to 12-feet tall, purple, and have black, shiny berries. I tucked that little bit of info away, knowing that nothing makes me happier than getting needful things for free, like harvesting weeds. The plants I hadn't pulled up become firmly rooted when left to grow and I have to dig them up in the back yard. He ate poke salad all his life and I am still eating it. What do diabetic sores look like. My dad boiled it 2-3 times. Is it okay to harvest the new leaves springing forth constantly? Pokeweed stems are uniformly reddish or soft purple as they age. Answer: No, not particularly, unless it's seasoned to be spicy. Marian: it probably is a pokeweed, and you're probably right. Said they tasted bad. 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. My other Grandma was 96. What does pokeweed look like? I don't know if that's a real deal or kind of a novelty item. Why? 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. 1 thank. For example, cooked spinach could be referred to as a sallet, but raw spinach would be called a salad. We were warned by the older women to avoid the berries and the red stalk unless it had been skinned. I just picked a mess yesterday (in Riverside Park Manhattan, no less!). Photo by Debbie White, Smart gardeners have already checked out giant hogweed websites and the really smart ones have purchased books so they can identify plants on their property. Pink, purple-red, or bruised skin. "The bumps look like acne, but if you look closely, you will see the pattern follows hair your follicles. Had a mess of it yesterday with pinto beans, kraut/ winners, corn bread yum to the yum. Stems are smooth and soft green when the plant is young. Taste like hickory chickens. Most poke-sallet eaters will be more than helpful, if for no other reason than that the plant is so darn prevalent. You cannot spread the rash. That's entirely plausible but I don't believe it was done to the degree of concerted effort you're thinking it was. It was commonly mixed with turnip, mustard greens, and spinach, and eaten with crackling or hot water cornbread. All of your information was dead on if you don't want to chance getting sick. 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. Get it when it’s really young roll in flour. Take care if you're working with this plant! Rinse the leaves with cool water. Larry Rankin (author) from Oklahoma on February 25, 2018: Audrey: one thing I enjoy about this post is I'm always learning new methods. I know as much as you do. I know for certain that it can give you diarrhea if uncooked. We would hike a few miles down on the creek and eat what we caught or gathered. 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. The level of this toxicity is strongly related to the part of the plant being handled and the plant's life-stages. Just because two things are related doesn't mean they have the same attributes, but there is a good chance there is a link between the toxicity of the two. Pick a whole lot of it. Do not harvest plant. Who knows? 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. Native Americans used this plant for medicinal purposes as a purgative. This article gives a very cautious version. I had a beautiful poke weed by the deck last year. I recently dug one up and it was almost like digging up a small tree. Description: A rash without a known cause that can be a round or oval, pink, and scaly with a raised border. but there is nothing better than a plate of the smaller with scrambled eggs and bacon.. Hummmmm. 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. I recall her saying it has to be washed good and cooked right or it will make you sick. It is a fact that like meat pokeweed can kill you if prepared incorrectly. I never once tried to say people shouldn't eat it. I've said it before. Michael Twitty, historian, Southern food expert, and author of The Cooking Gene, spoke with Savuer Magazine back in 2018 about why people ate the poisonous plant. I parboil twice, personally. We would pick the young leaves and fry it up. Plant is harvestable. These sores are usually (but not always) firm, round, and painless. Many people also mistakenly believe that when they touch their rash, they can spread the rash from one part of their body to another. The body and leaf stems were already red. It tastes good! My mom cooked poke with scrabbled eggs cooked in bacon grease. It started growing last Spring and has since been pruned back a great deal and is still 10 ft tall, supported by a bungie cord. Miliaria crystallina, or clear heat rash, looks like small, clear or flesh-colored beads of sweat on the top layer of skin. You might also see it spelled "polk salad" or "polk sallet." According to â¦ The flowers will become dark purple berries that are reminiscent of a loose cluster of grapes. What Happens If You Get Pokeweed Poisoning? Many calls come into Michigan State University Extension with questions and concerns. I never knew poke was poisonous.When I was a kid I would go camping with my uncle. I'm fascinated by the notion of anybody saying to themselves "I eat this stuff raw, and I got horribly sick... maybe if I boil it... NOPE, that didn't work... perhaps if I boil it TWICE, it won't make me sick...". I would love to put some up to enjoy thru the winter months. They sort of remember parts of the giant hogweed description, like purple stems and large leaves or hairs on stems. Thanks for sharing. With proper precaution, sickness due to pokeweed is unlikely. Pecans, berries, poke weed,mustang grapes and wild plums were very common picking for us kids growing up. An erythemato-papular rash (described as a red bumpy rash) or erythemato-vesicular rash (described as chicken pox-like rash) rash is different from urticaria as it persists for days or weeks. The berries are NOT edible. 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. Pokeweed can grow 9-12 feet tall under good conditions. It takes a lot of greens to make a good mess. Here's some food for thought: An average cow is 1,500 lbs give or take and has 4 stomachs. 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). New bumps may continue appearing for several days. I don't know how that might be done. Let's just keep pushing the polk on our kids and grandbabies, a generation will come along that loves it as much as you and I. I am from South Arkansas, I grew up eating poke salad. 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. 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. Asked by Wiki User. July 23, 2015. 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