Mandrake consists of the dried rhizome and roots of Podophyllum peltatum (Fam. Berberidacece), a perennial herb growing wild in shady thickets and woods in the United States and Canada. It should yield not less than 3% of resin.

From the powdered drug are made the Fluidextract, and the Resin (which is an aqueous precipitate from strong alcoholic extracts).

Properties:

Podophyllum:

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Resina Podophylli is a laxative and purgative of much value when used with discrimination. Dose, 0.005 to 0.01 Gm.