Mandrake toxicity

(Mandragora officinarum)

Characteristics of mandrake

Scientific noun: Mandragora officinarum L, Mandragora autumnalis Bertol.

Common noun: Mandrake

Familiy: Nightshade family - Solanaceae.

Habitat: Waste rocky lands, generally under water in Autumn.

Alkaloids: Hyoscyamine, scopolamine, atropine and mandragorin.

Active parts: The whole plant, specially the root.

drawing of the plant

Drawing of the plant

Medicinal uses of mandrake

Mandrake has been used with the following medicinal uses:

- Sedative and antispasmodic.

- Cough

- Asthma

- Hay fever

- Pain

- Escleroris

Given the toxicity of this plant, it is adviced not to eat home-made preparations !!!

Edible properties of mandrake

The fruits are eatable when full ripe, but it is advisable not to eat many of them.

Toxicity of mandrake

Mandragora officinarum is very poisonous. Its toxicity is extreme in cases of plant ingestion.

Symptoms of mandrake poisoning

Eating this plant will lead to the following side effects:

- Vomiting

- Diarrhea

- Slowing of heart beat and death.

More information about natural medicine in the listing above.

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