…Imagine, every desire came true… Just make a wish and ZAP! … it will happen… HOW?
If you have a MANDRAKE!
MANDRAKE is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshades family (Solanaceae). Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as atropine, scopolamine, apoatropine, hyoscyamine and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to resemble human figures, their roots have long been used in magic rituals, today also in contemporary pagan traditions such as Wicca and Odinism.source:- Wikipawdia-
This plant was wellknown in old Egypt since the 3rd century after christus, in Greek and in most countries of europe. It was common for preparing a love potion or a night cap, even for the endless sleep – maybe if the love potion failed – who knows? Otherwise it should lead you to an endless prosperity, fame and a long or endless life. Sounds magic? – Of course it is magic!
Alleged owner of a MANDRAKE: Paracelsus, Johanna of Orleans, Emperor Rudolf the II. or Adolf Hitler
HOW TO GET ONE:
IN PAST TIMES:
In the middle age they used the root of the MANDRAKE for magic rituals, as defensive magic, against enemies and for getting more wonga in the piggy bank. The MANDRAKE should be grown under gallows or on places for executions, “watered” with blood of the deliquents. You had to be careful while exhuming the plant, because her scream is deadly. Some old lore say a black dog has to drag the MANDRAKE out of the floor, so he will die instead of the “sorcerer” by the scream – but this is hogwash, if you ask me. If you want something – get it – but on your own risk.
If you got one you had to bath it first in wine, then you should dress it up in silk, that’s easy because the shape of this root most is similiar to a human. You had to feed your MANDRAKE with white bred and wine and she needs a “bed” inside a chest.
You can order the MANDRAKE via internet or buy it in a plant store or a store for magic things. Be careful, most offered roots via internet are fakes, so you are on the right side with buying seeds. The price is approx. $2 for 4 or 6 seeds. First place it over night in a wet paper towel on a warm place. Later you can plant it in a flower pot till the seeds are coming up. It’s important to plant it now outdoor (with due regard to the seasons) because they are kicking the bucket in a flower pot – no idea why. Please make sure to plant the MANDRAKE on a safe place – it’s toxic. Now you have nothing more to do than to wait till your plant get roots, then you can prepare this root like above. You have to wait at least one year then the roots are approx.4-6 inches long. Best time to plant a MANDRAKE is spring&summer. During the winter you need a growing equipment like a bud breeder, but in this case a MANDRAKE is useless, you should have enough wonga and you are famous enough – at least at your local police department.
We haven’t a MANDRAKE, because my mom has 10 thumbs but not one of them is green(see picture above). So she”pampered” the plants two times to death. This spring we will try it again – or we try our luck with bud and open a bakery.
HAVE A MAGIC MONDAY ALL
Your Moms plants look like ours..BOL I don’t finkz there’z any green fumbs around here. Never heard of dat plant but I fink I will order the seeds.. Treats on tap 🙂 xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Of course – just try it. and if the mandrake- project runs awry you can try plan b with the bakery ;o)
Woof! Woof! WOW what a plant bath in wine, red or white. Golden Laughs! LOVE the name. Happy Magic Monday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
That’s good question Sugar… maybe they had only one sort of wine in the past?
Easy you make a VERY handsome mandrake root in that picture! My Mom’s never grown THAT before. She says she’d recommend that bakery opening possibility though…….:D 😀 😀
Happy Monday – thanks for the fun info on that vicious plant!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
I think the bakery project sounds better to me too – except they would prepare bud-cheesecake too ;o)
Lol, wow you sure do know a lot of cool magical stuff Easy. I know a good amount about plants but didn’t know anything about mandrakes. I guess my family doesn’t sell them at their nursery haha. Maybe I should ask them if they have any.
If they have any – please send me one – I have no trust in moms horticultural skills ;o)
Maybe it was a good thing that your mom killed the mandrake before it could infuse a cheesecake or two? 😀
Probably – but now we have to wait for another year ;o) Better we choose the Plan B – with the bakery ;o)
Plant it with wine? WOW. Do you know what kind of wine? I am not sure I could wait a whole year for it to be ready to use. Maybe I will just drink the wine myself.
I have no idea which wine – but if you want to drink the wine, choose one which you like. I’m sure the plant will like it too ;o)
btw: a drunken plant could be interesting ;o)
I have one question. Can you SMOKE it? 🙂
Of course – you can. They sell it as incense material too ;o) But I think the result is different to the common “evil weed” – you’ll get no snack attack – maybe no more ;o)
Gee, fake roots! Who wooda thunk it!
Maybe dogs and cats are the only real things on the whole world?
That’s so interesting. I knew about the screams (because of Harry Potter bol)
Good luck with the bakery!
It’s true – better we should wear earmuffs too ;o)
Oh my cat! I thought they were make believe from Harry Potter!! They exist??!!
Of course they exist – but I never heard a scream of our plants – maybe they had to much wine and were drunken?
MOL!! maybe, but I bet they just had not woken up yet…and then it sounds like your Mom dedded them, so no problem!!!
I don’t have to kill plants-my Mom can kill any plant just by “taking care” of it. People give Him plants to nurture while they’re on vacation but not Her.
That’s not bad if one in your crib has the “green thumb” – mom has ten but they all are black – dad has two but both are left. I have no thumbs and I’m an expert for plant watering – but sadly not with wine or water ;o)
Morning Easy…I have 2 simple answers to ‘do you have a green thumb’?
I, Madi, don’t have a thumb of any color…MOL
Mom has two thumbs both of which are useless when it comes to growing things.
Madi and Mom
Same thing here – I have no thumbs, mom has 10 but they are black, das has two – both are left. I’ll bet my mom could kill even an artificial plant.
Never heard of a Mandrake before and not entirely sure I should try planting one, firstly, because I don’t want to have to feed it blood and secondly because, like your Mom, the best I’ve managed to grow is a stick. 🙂
However, the effects, if not death, do sound rather good. I’ll be sure, if I ever find a Mandrake, to enlist the help of some sorry fellow to remove it from the ground for me (sorry, not doing this one at my own risk 😀 )
I think with managing the grow of a stick you are 100% better than mom – I’ll bet even her stick would grow crooked ;o)
The modern Mandragora like wine and white bred – and I’ll bet it could be funny to live together with a drunken plant :o)
OMD that is news to us. Peeps is mad as a box of frogs as it is so we won’t be planting any mandrake anytime soon. She’d be in la la land with that and the wine. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
A drunken plant could be a little too much, I agree :o) But maybe you will find one on Tower Hill?
Just wondering… did you help ‘water’ the plants that died, Easy?
I’m innocent (as always) I think she is good or bad enough to send all this green guys to the veggie-heaven ;o)
Wow Easy I didn’t even know it really existed lol – I have always thought of the Mandrake in Harry Potter with it’s shrill, deafening cries when it was pulled from it’s pot! This plant sounds like it could be a lot of fun at parties lol. Very interesting post!
haha I think this plant is the party – if you have a green thumb ;o)
Perhaps your mom should keep her 10 thumbs in spinach. I think the best would be (frozen) Iglo Creamed Spinach defrosted and then re-frosted with your mom’s fingers for some days. I think after this cure her thumbs will have a magical green colour!
bawhawhawhaha – that’s a great idea! Hope the spinache hasn’t the same effects as on Popeye :o)
I had no idea of the history of the Mandrake, that’s interesting stuff! Good luck with this year’s attempt! 🙂
Thanks Daisy – a plant who like wine can be funny:o)
I’m not sure if you can get it in the stores here.
Maybe you have an execution place in your area? Or I can send you a cutting if we have a plant who is a survivor;o)
Awww you’re sweet. Thanks so much. I don’t think we have a store like that.
Magic or not, having a toxic plant at your house would be dangerous. It’s lucky about the 10 thumbs. Stay safe.
Love and licks,
That’s true Cupcake – if you have such a thingy you must be careful – or the plant has to live outside of your kindom ;o)
Easy…you’re a root! or is that a rhizome? And you know those leaves on those cupcakes are not mandrake leave…Momz sez she thinks they’re maryjawanna leaves…could that be? You wouldn’t , would you? BOL!
Thats the “dernier crie” in some bakeries here – hemp cupcakes (they are without aftereffects) But they are only expensive – the taste is like a common muffin ;o)
Mandrake… mandrake.. MANDRAAAKE!!! Aren’t those alive in Harry Potter? AAAAAAAAAAA!
The had the same plants there, think it was in book #2 – but they really exists ;o)
I was really amazed.. I had no idea.. >_<
I mist admit to you whenever I think of mandrake’s I think of those screaming baby plants from harry potter, kinda wanted one alive, do you think Easy could make it happen, with him being magic and all? P.s- remember to enter easy for the ancient dogs if you want
I never heard one of our plants screaming… maybe I forgot to remove my earmuffs ;o) I’ve entered the ancient dogs – I’ll bet it’s interesting to see different breeds from then to now
If you see the movie they are kinda like baby plants and are quite cute (well I wanted one) but are annoying (the scream if you pull them out of the soil) ass for AD’s-I hope it is!
Easy brother I am just wondering how you are doing. How is your paw?
The first wound was better till I’ve got the second today – it’s the same paw – I’m a “lucky” guy huh?
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