Mandragora OfficinariumMandragora, Mandrake, Mandragora Officinarum
Below are the strongest indications of Mandragora Officinarium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
"A cold or attenuated Belladonna" (Julian) ( Congestive headaches (and vertigo) > cold air and cold applications; < exposure to the sun, Alcohol)
Head feels numb, poor powers of concentration.
Loss of equilibrium; faintness, fainting spells; Meniere’s-like and < from motion and walking downstairs> lying, but often dizziness < lying down, < turning over, < upon awakening.
Vertigo from emotional causes.
Headache and diarrhoea.
Eye complaints, with mydriasis; dim field of vision.
Liver, gallbladder and stomach complaints.
Heart symptoms, intestinal symptoms (meteorism, distension) > from diarrhoea.
Abdominal pains, sciatica < R; >
Mental symptoms and nausea and numbness.
Mental symptoms (especially
Paradoxical drowsiness with simultaneous intense excitement or excitability.
>: micturition, lying, rest, warm applications, continued motion
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.