Mandrake Root (Podophyllum pelatum)


Latin Name: Podophyllum pelatum
Common Names: Mandrake root

The Natural Healing Room is pleased to offer Mandrake root, also known as Podophyllum pelatum, American Mandrake, Ducks Foot, Ground Lemon, Hog Apple, Indian Apple, Lang-tu, Love Apples, Mandragora, Mandrake, Mayapple, Racoon Berry, Umbrella Plant, Wild Lemon, Wild Mandrake as part of our wide selection of herbs and spices.

Traditional uses of Mandrake


  • All parts of the plant are poisonous.
  • Effects of consumption of include severe symptoms similar to those of atropine poisoning, including blurred vision, dilation of the pupils (mydriasis), dryness of the mouth, and difficulty in urinating, dizziness, headache, vomiting, blushing and a rapid heart rate (tachycardia).
  • Hyperactivity and hallucinations also occurred in the majority of patients.