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Mandrake Root (Powder)

Our powered mandrake root powder is obtained from American mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum), which should not be confused with the European mandrake species. Every part of American mandrake is highly toxic and should not be ingested, even in small amounts. However, the root also lends its cytotoxic properties to topical applications owing to several potent chemicals, namely podophyllotoxin and its derivatives, etoposide and teniposide.
Also Known As american mandrake, may apple, mayapple, wild lemon, racoonberry, duck's foot, hog apple, indian apple, mayflower, umbrella plant, wild mandrake, devil’s apple
SKU 4551

Certifications

Gluten Free No
Kosher No
Organic No

Ordering & Availability

Minimum Order Quantity 100 lbs

Properties

Application cosmetic - Infuse in oil or tincture for topical use in measured amounts. It is best to combine mandrake root powder with other botanicals to reduce the risk of irritation and toxicity.culinary - Do not ingest mandrake root powder.industrial - Podophyllotoxin extracted from mandrake root is used in the pharmaceutical industry in medicines to treat warts and its derivative, etoposide, in the manufacture of several anti-cancer drugs.safety - American mandrake root powder is toxic and not suitable for internal consumption. Avoid topical use of this herb during pregnancy and lactation.
Country of Origin United States

Storage & Packaging

Pack Sizes 1/4 pound, 1 pound
Storage Instructions Store at room temperature in a sealed container.