Mandrake is a strange and very rare plant in the world.
Mandrake is a strange and very rare plant in the world. Where its roots appear in the form of a human body!!
The mandrake is the root of a plant, derived historically either from plants of the genus Mandragora found in the Mediterranean region or from other species, such as Bryonia alba, the English mandrake, which have similar properties. The plants from which the root is obtained are also called "mandrake". Mediterranean mandrakes are perennial herbaceous plants with oval leaves arranged in a rosette, a thick, erect rootstock, often branched, and bell-shaped flowers followed by yellow or orange berries. They were put into different genres by different authors. They are highly variable herbaceous perennials with long, thick roots (often branched) and almost no stem. Bearing basal rosette-shaped leaves, they are variable in size and shape, with a maximum length of 45 cm (18 in). They are usually either oval in shape or wider towards the end (oblique), with varying degrees of hairiness.
Mandrake roots appear in the form of a human body!!
Because the mandrake contains hallucinogenic and tropane alkaloids and the shape of its roots often resembles human forms, it has been associated with a variety of superstitious practices throughout history. It has always been used in magical rituals, and today also in contemporary pagan traditions such as Wiccans and Odins.
The plant's English name is derived from the Latin mandragora through the French main-de-Gloire.
It is a strange and very rare plant in the world. Where its roots appear in the form of a human body, it was discovered thousands of years ago and has been linked to many stories and myths around the world.
For a long time, people believed that the Mandrake plant was characterized by a magical power through which they could be cured of several diseases by eating its leaves and fruits. Mandrake is used in Black Magic too.
Mandrake plant in Harry Potter Movie
It is a rare plant and even if you find it, it is very difficult to get it out of the ground completely because of the depth of the hole that must be dug before taking it out
But when we talk about taking it out, it is really strange because one of the oddities of the Mandrake plant is that every person who tries to get it completely out of its roots will be exposed to a very strong scream that no one has heard before, and this scream leads to instant death for everyone who heard it!
So when they extract it.. they would tie a very strong animal and often a dog with the plant so that they would not be exposed to any harm while the dog dies. The movie “Harry Potter” had previously dealt with this plant.
Where can find the Mandrake plant?!
Mandrake can be found in southern European countries such as Italy and Spain, but it is also found in North African countries such as Morocco and Tunisia. The mandrake is a very powerful plant and harvesting the root was a difficult task in the past. This was because those who uprooted the plant died thereafter.
The Mandrake plant remains one of the strangest unknown plants in history.