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Mandrake Root Powder

History:

American Mandrake Root is a perennial plant that is native to and grows abundantly in North America (not be mistaken for European Mandrake - Mandragora officinarum - a poisonous herb of the nightshade family), and it thrives in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil in woodlands and clearings in sheltered semi-shade. It is an ornamental plant with a single, forked stem that is topped by two umbrella-like leaves and a solitary, waxy, white flower dropping from the fork of the stem. After the flower blooms in May, it then produces a pulpy, lemon-yellow berry that ripens in July and August, and that fruit is the only part of the plant that is not poisonous and may be eaten (but it is rather tasteless). The plant usually grows in patches and may reach a height of eighteen inches, but young leaves may be damaged by frost. In the autumn, the roots are collected, dried, and crushed into powder, and the powdered rhizomes (roots) are used by herbalists as a potent purgative. This application was well-known to Native Americans long before it was "rediscovered" in conventional American medicine and listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1926. Native Americans used minute doses as a purgative and liver tonic. Menominee tribe used it on plants and potato crops as an effective insecticide, a use that is now being studied extensively in laboratories. Mandrake is an acrid, caustic herb with an unpleasant smell, and because it is so potent, it is not advisable for self-medication in specific applications; therefore, it is always wise to seek an experienced health care provider when using this herb. Some of the constituents in Mandrake Root are lignins (including the most important podophyllotoxin) and resin (podophyllin).

Ingredients:
100% American Mandrake Root Botanical Powder - Our products contain 100% pure plant-based/natural materials using no fillers, grains, yeast, sugars, binders, excipients, starches or synthetic materials.

Recommended Dosage:
Take one (1) to two (2) capsules, one (1) time each day with water at mealtimes.

Contraindications:
Pregnant and nursing women should never use American Mandrake Root Herbal Supplement. It is an extremely potent herb and should be used with great caution (it is always advisable to use it in consultation with a physician), and it is subject to restrictions in many countries. It should never be taken in large amounts, as an overdose would likely be fatal. It is considered unsafe as a food by the USFDA. Stop taking Mandrake if you experience shortness of breath, muscle weakness, low blood pressure and fast heart rate. This may be a sign of poisoning. See your doctor right away if you have confusion, dizziness, hallucinations, shaking, ataxia (problems with walking) or loss of consciousness.

 

Consuming or any other use of our herbs, oils, etc. for medicinal or other uses is done so at your own risk! We make no claims as to use of our herbs for any purpose. You are advised to use your own good sense and research before using herbs and oils. Any information provided is for historical reference only!

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