Mandragora OfficinariumMandragora, Mandrake, Mandragora Officinarum, Man-o.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Mandragora Officinarium in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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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.
Mental symptoms and nausea and numbness.
Mental symptoms (especially
Paradoxical drowsiness with simultaneous intense excitement or excitability.
>: micturition, lying, rest, warm applications, continued motion)
Materia medica entries of other remedies mentioning Mandragora Officinarium
Podo > general
Podophyllum peltatum. May Apple. Mandrake (American). N. O. Berberidaceae (by some placed in the Ranunculaceae and closely related to both). Tincture of root gathered after fruit has ripened; of whole fresh plant; of ripe fruit. Solution of resinous extract, Podophyllin.
Bell > relationships
Compare: Sanguisorba officinalis 2x-6x, a member of the Rosaceae family, (Profuse, long-lasting menses, especially in nervous patients with congestive symptoms to head and limbs. Passive Hemorrhages at climacteric. Chronic metritis. Hemorrhage from lungs. Varices and ulcers). Mandragora - (Mandrake). A narcotic of the ancients - Restless excitability and bodily weakness. Desire for sleep. Has antiperiodic properties like China and Aranea. Useful in epilepsy and hydrophobia, also Cetonia (A. E. alvine). Hyos ( less fever, more agitation); Stram ( more sensorial excitement, frenzy); Hoitzia - A Mexican drug, similar in action to Belladonna ( Useful in fever, scarlatinal eruption, measles, urticaria, etc. High fever with eruptive fevers. Dry mouth and throat, red face, injected eyes, delirium.) Calcar is often required after Belladonna.; Atropia. Alkaloid of Belladonna covers more the neurotic sphere of the Belladonna action ( Great dryness of throat, almost impossible to swallow. Chronic stomach affections, with great pain and vomiting of all food. Peritonitis. All kinds of illusions of sight. Everything appears large. Platina opposite.) Hypochlorhydria; pyrosis. Motes over everything. On reading, words run together; double vision, all objects seem to be elongated. Eustachian tube and tympanic congestion. Affinity for the pancreas. Hyperacidity of stomach. Paroxysms of gastric pain; ovarian neuralgia.
Podo > relationships
Compare: Mandragora - also called mandrake - (must not be confounded with Podophyllum Peltatum. Great desire for sleep; exaggeration of sounds and enlarged vision. Bowels inactive; stools large, white and hard). Aloe; Chelid.; Merc.; Nux; Sulph. Prunella - Self-heal - (Colitis).
Gins > general
The symptoms of the Chinese and the American Ginseng are taken together, as the two are probably identical. The name is said to signify "the resemblance of a man" or man's thigh. The root is forked like that of the mandrake. Fabulous prices are given for it in Manchuria, as much as £40 per pound being paid for certain qualities of it. The wild Ginseng of Siberia is said to be the best. The natives along the Ussuri river use it boiled for headaches, colds, fevers, stomach pains. In America it is a domestic remedy for the after-pains of labour. The shape of the root might indicate an action on the pelvis and lower limbs, and J. H. Henry (H. R., xi. 493) says it acts on the lower part of the spinal marrow.
All-c > mind
To mandragora we may join the excessive use of garlic, onions, and leeks, because all physicians consider them very injurious, as occasioning deeply corrupted, malignant humidity, which inflame the blood, injure the eyes, the head, the brain, and stomach, predisposing to lethargy, sopor, somnolency, vertigo, epilepsy, and indeed insanity,