“As things stand, Catherine and her family do not feel confident about her going to Norfolk,” one of her friends tells mandrake.
The use of the mandrake plant as an anæsthetic is spoken of as far back as Pliny, the Roman historian.
In other words, the tree of life had the power of love-provoking like the mandrake.
It was customary in Germany in medival times to form or carve small figures out of the mandrake root, which were called abrunes.
Asked, in what place this mandrake was, and what she had heard of it?
Of the apples of mandrake, if a man smell of them thei will make hym slepe and also if they be eaten.
The mandrake or mandragora is frequently mentioned in the plays.
This is briony-root carved like a mandrake into the shape of a man's legs.
Thus the blood and the mandrake juice would be a true assiratum.
Possibly I might ere long need some quinine, or mandrake, or a hot steam bath—anything for the ague!
narcotic plant, early 14c., mondrake, from Medieval Latin mandragora, from Latin mandragoras, from Greek mandragoras, probably from a non-Indo-European word. The word was in late Old English in its Latin form; folk etymology associated the second element with dragoun and substituted native drake in its place. The forked root is thought to resemble a human body and is said to shriek when pulled from the ground.