Mandragora officinarum


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Noun1.Mandragora officinarum - a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powersMandragora officinarum - a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mandragora, Mandragora - a genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae
mandrake, mandrake root - the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic
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Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), belladonna or deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), and thorn apple or jimsonweed (Datura spp.) are all members of the same plant family.
The mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), sometimes called the devil's apple, belongs to the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is a relative of the tomato, potato and deadly nightshade.
The mandrake (Mandragora officinarum L.) is a plant from the family Solanaceae whose roots are rich in alkaloids; allopathic medicine considers it to be dangerous rather than beneficial; however, homeopathy exploits its narcotic and analgesic properties.