Mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum) medicinal herb, also called Mandragora, is a plant that is native to North Africa as well as Europe. This a plant having purple flowers, yellow fruits as well as a forked root and it is strongly scented. The root is the main part used as herbal medicine.
The medicinal properties are anti-bilious, cathartic, emetic, diaphoretic, cholagogue, alterative, resolvent, vermifuge and deobstruent. It is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora belonging to the nightshades family, Solanaceae.
The common names for this herb
are Hog apple, May apple, American mandrake, Indian apple, Duck's foot, Ground lemon, Mandragora, Wild lemon and Racoonberry. This is also a Bible herb
as it was mentioned in the Book of Genesis, especially chapter thirty
and verse fourteen, and also on other occasions.
The Egyptians used it to cleanse the female reproductive system and in addition it is utilized in regards to surgery. The Arabians called it the devil's apple and the Europeans used it as a sex stimulant and for casting out demons because it was formerly thought to have magical powers. It was also seen as one of the most important magical plant of the middle ages.
One of the magical stories behind it is that it will scream and also kill anyone who hears it when the root is dug up. Therefore, there is a special way of pulling it up out of the earth.
However, I am sure most persons do not believe such a thing and therefore approach this medicinal herb just like any other other plant. One of the most important things is to receive all the health benefits that it has to offer.
Its many uses include the treatment of jaundice, bilious as well as fever. It is extremely valuable in uterine conditions. It functions effectively on every bodily tissue. It may be used as an infertility treatment.
Mandragora is also used to treat cancer, therefore making it a good herbal cancer remedy. It is one of the best herbal treatments for liver diseases, bowels conditions as well as inflammation, varicose veins, promote libido and ulcers.
very effective medicinally, mandragora is a very strong and potent herb and
sometimes narcotic, therefore it should be taken with extreme care. Thousands of years ago, the bark was used to induce sleep and also used as anesthetic, otherwise referred to herbal anesthetic.
Steep one teaspoonful in a pint of boiling water and take a teaspoonful of this tea at interval times. Children must be given less according to the age. It is best to take it in small dosages in order to protect against terrible purgative action.
Take one mandrake capsule a day for no longer than one week at a time.