Cretan Mandrake rootThe aphrodisiac and analgesic, hypnotic properties of root are attributed to its chemical constitution.
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( Mandragora officinarum ) The main substances identified are atropine, scopolamine and mandragorini, strong sedative substances, hypnotic and narcotic. In antiquity, it was used as an anesthetic and analgesic in surgery, torture and executions.
CAUTION, USE IN SMALL QUANTITIES !
People take European mandrake root for treating stomach ulcers, colic, constipation, asthma, hay fever, convulsions, arthritis-like pain (rheumatism), and whooping cough. It is also used to trigger vomiting, cause sleepiness (sedation), reduce pain, and increase interest in sexual activity.
POSSIBLY UNSAFE and should be avoided. It can cause many side effects, including confusion, drowsiness, dry mouth, heart problems, visionproblems, overheating, problems with urination, and hallucinations. Large doses can be fatal.
External use: Thanks to podophyllotoxin, the root of the mandrake is today the standard treatment for warts (verruca).