|Common names: Alraun,
American Mandrake, Anthropomorphon, Baaras, Brain Thief, Circeium,
Cirocoea, Devil's Apple, Duck's Foot, Gallows, Herb of Circe, Hog
Apple, Indian Apple, Ladykins, Madragen, Mannikin, Mayapple, Raccoonberry,
Semihomo, Umbrella Plant, Wild Lemon, Womandrake.
Used: Root (rhizome).
Used: Water extraction.
Uses: Mandrake is linked to wealth and is often an ingredient
in Prosperity incenses.
Sit a piece of it on
your money to attract more money.
Medieval women regarded
the root as a fertility charm.
Uses: American Mandrake, a member of the Barberry family of
herbs, is native to the moist open meadows of eastern North America.
Native Americans introduced this variety to Europeans.
Used to treat incontinence,
intestinal worms (it is a powerful laxative), and warts, it is also
considered to be a general tonic.
Should always be used
with other herbs such as Senna (Cassia senna) or Blackroot
(Veronicastrum) to mediate its effects.
- Boil 1 pint
- Add 1 teaspoonful
of chopped and bruised root. Stir and cover.
to gently boil the water/herb mixture for ½ hour.
- Strain out
herb and discard.
- Dosage: 1
- Place 2 cups
of distilled water into a saucepan.
- Add ½ cup
of chopped Mandrake Root until it is reduced to a sticky brown
- Apply the
salve ONLY to the surface of the warts for 15-20 minutes. (This
- After the
elapsed time, wash off the salve.
to apply weekly until the warts are gone.