Mandragora autumnalis is a perennial herb with thick tuberous roots native to Southern Europe. Mandrake roots contain the alkaloid hyoscymine that is used for motion sickness and as a preoperative anesthetic. In early times Mandrake had magical properties ascribed to it because the roots sometimes have humanlike form. 2
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