1776 engraving of a mandrake root

1776 engraving of a mandrake root

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Caption: Mandrake root. 1776 engraving of the root of a mandrake plant (Mandragora officinarum). The mandrake is a native European perennial, once widely used for its medicinal and narcotic properties. The main taproot was thought to look like a human figure, with divisions in the root resembling limbs. According to folklore the plant emitted a piercing shriek when uprooted, killing anyone who heard it.

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