Mandrake's medicinal and magical uses, aphrodisiac and psychoactive effects, and mythology and legends surrounding the plant, all raise it above the level of any other magical plants (Schlosser 1987; Schopf 1986; Starck 1986). Mandrake is almost always included among the list of plants used in the witches ointment.Mandrake is a very potent narcotic, sedative, hallucinogen, and emetic.
Historically, medicinal uses of Mandrake have included an analgesic and anesthetic. Smoke from the powdered root was used as a fumigant, thought to serve as a medicinal exorcism, of sorts.
While certainly used in love magic, Mandrake was also used as an abortifacient, and as an inebriate.
The Mandrake plant is helpful in the treatment of arthritis, abscesses, disease and inflammation of the eyes, anxiety, discharge, possession, swollen glands, depression, uterine inflammation, painful joints, complications during labor, ulcers, tumors, gout, skin inflammation, hemorrhoids, impotence, hysteria, cramps, headaches, liver pains, melancholy, stomach ailments, menstrual problems, spleen pains, amenorrhea, snakebites, sleeplessness, infertility, poisoning, worms, loss of speech, wounds, toothaches, and general injuries.
Mandrake's properties include that of an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, antisialagogue, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, aphrodisiac, euphoria inducer, anti-nausea, anticholinergic, and sleeping agent/sedative.
As a traditional witch, I use Mandrake in practice, as a purification and protection plant-both for my space and my body. I incorporate Mandrake into sex magic workings, astral travel, divination sessions- for mental enhancement, and for lucid dreaming.
Today, herbalists still treasure Mandrake for its ability to relieve muscle pain, chronic pain, acute pain, anxiety, slow libido, and also as a powerful sleeping agent. Mandrake is said to be the most effective of the nightshades for treating migraines; Mandrake has been mixed with mint, Mugwort, and cloves, then burned--the smoke inhaled as a treatment for severe headaches. It also has milder side effects than either Datura or Belladonna.
If you're looking for the safest option for use as an aphrodisiac, I strongly recommend my Mandrake ointment. This particular ointment is the only one that is safe when coming into contact with mucous membranes, such as genitalia, mouth, or nasal passages. Simply apply ointment in desired area, up to two hours before the time you want to be "at your best". Aphrodisiac affects typically last up to 6 hours.
You will receive one, 30ml tin. Plant material(s) for this ointment are grown, harvested, infused, and poured by a trusted herbalist. Ingredients include roots of the Mandrake plant, poplar buds, organic sunflower oil, and yellow beeswax.
Not intended for use by anyone that is pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult health care professional before use if you have glaucoma, heart, liver, or kidney issues. This product should not come into contact with children or pets. Shelf life is up to 5 years after purchase.
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