Latin Name: podophyllum sp.
Alternative Name: may apple, ducks foot, wild lemon, umbrella plant, racoon berry, love apples, indian apple, hog apple
Forms Available: root, fruit

Mandrake – podophyllum – the fruit of the mandrake can be used in jams and jellies. The mandrake root has been a well used herbal remedy. It is a tonic for the glands and is purported to aid liver complaints. The native american indians used the ground root as a treatment for worms and as an antidote to snakebite venom. Externally, this root is used for wart removal.
Caution: do not use when pregnant or nursing and always used under medical supervision. USFDA consider unsafe.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Emetic, snakebite anti-venom, laxative, wart remover, digestive tract tonic.

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