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Mandrake
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Solanaceae
Genus :
Mandragora (former: Atropa)
Species :
officinarum (former: mandragora)
COMMON NAMES
Mandrake
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Poison; Deliriant
DESCRIPTION
Traditionally known as an aphrodisiac and closely associated with witchcraft. Poisonous.
CAUTION
Mandragora officinarum is a low perennial herb growing up to 30 cm high with yellow berries. It grows from a thick forked root which is known for sometimes resembling a human form. All parts of the plant contain hyoscyamine and scopolamine and can easily cause death by respiratory paralysis. It has a long history of medicinal and magical use in Europe.
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