no relationship with the European mandrake, the
of Solanaceae. The European mandrake is
toxic plant, similar in its shares to the deadly nightshade, and lacking in medicinal applications at present. In the eastern countries
attributed the virtue of promoting
and forests of the Atlantic region of North
. No one grows up in Europe.
herbaceous plant of the
of Berberidáceas, which reaches up to 50 cm in height. Its fruit is
the resin from the root (podofilino)
Properties and indications:
Native Americans used the podofilino (resin from the root of
) since ancient times, from 1820 and included in the composition of various pharmaceutical preparations.
Its active ingredient, the Podophyllotoxin, at low doses acts as
very well tolerated. It also
effect colagogo (empty the gallbladder) It
recently been discovered that
podofilino Mitomycin (prevents cell division) which
begun to use successfully in the treatment of condylomata acuminata, warts, papillomas and other viral
of the skin. Is being investigated its application in the treatment of
ingestion of 0. 25 to 0. 5 grams. Root, or 50 to 100 milligrams of podofilino, causing an evacuation scheduled to have taken 12 hours.
In the skin, podofilino resin, is applied in the form of pharmaceutical preparations. These preparations containing an oily suspension of the resin mixed with paraffin. To that effect, enough to put
few drops daily resin podofilino on the affected part of the skin.
High doses can cause violent
and even death.