Phytolacca berry mother tincture is a homeopathic mix that consists of extract from the plant and a specified measure of alcohol. Phytolacca mother tincture has the lowest potency among other preparations of the same plant.
Phytolacca decandra, or poke root, has been studied for its various properties, therapeutic and otherwise. One such study had shown that ethanolic extract of Phytolacca decandra exhibited anti-cancer properties in skin melanoma cells. Another known use for Phytolacca is to alter metabolism. The plant can cause vomiting and diarrhea, and thus should not be taken without sufficient knowledge or advice from a licensed health-care practitioner.