Bulk Mandrake Root powder

Podophyllum peltatum
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[ 4551 ]Podophyllum peltatum

Mandrake Root powder

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Our powered mandrake root powder is obtained from American mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum), which should not be confused with the European mandrake species. Every part of American mandrake is highly toxic and should not be ingested, even in small amounts. However, the root also lends its cytotoxic properties to topical applications owing to several potent chemicals, namely podophyllotoxin and its derivatives, etoposide and teniposide.

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originunited states
active compoundsPodophyllotoxin, α-peltatin, and β-peltatin, , etoposide, teniposide, alkaloids (scopolamine, hyoscyamine, atropine and mandragorine).
plant part usedroot

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore at room temperature in a sealed container.
appearance & aromaBrown powder with a musty, earthy fragrance.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil or tincture for topical use in measured amounts. It is best to combine mandrake root powder with other botanicals to reduce the risk of irritation and toxicity.
culinaryDo not ingest mandrake root powder.
industrialPodophyllotoxin extracted from mandrake root is used in the pharmaceutical industry in medicines to treat warts and its derivative, etoposide, in the manufacture of several anti-cancer drugs.
safetyAmerican mandrake root powder is toxic and not suitable for internal consumption. Avoid topical use of this herb during pregnancy and lactation.
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