Other Names: Abdüsselamotu, Mandragora Officinarum, Mandragora Officinarum
Botanical Information: From nightshade family; It is a plant with broad leaves and a bad smell. It is a plant with purplish flowers, leaves on the ground, taproot, wide brown color, sometimes 1 sometimes 3-piece roots, dark green leaves and fruits like a small red apple. Its root resembles a human shape.
Places where it is grown: It grows in Mediterranean countries, in our country, especially around Antalya, in rock bottoms, empty fields and uncultivated fields. It also grows in the Aegean and Southern Anatolia.
Collection – Storage: The roots are removed from the soil in autumn and dried in the sun. Then the dried root is scraped and turned into powder.
Known Composition: It contains alkaloids such as scopolamine, hyoscyamine and atropine.
Benefits of its root: It has an effect that increases sexual desire and eliminates fatigue.
It has pain relieving, antispasmodic and narcotic effects.
How to Use: The powder can be mixed with water and drunk, or it can be applied externally as an ointment.
WARNING: Since it is toxic, it should not be used without a doctor’s advice.