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Male Mandrake plant.Woodcut from Johannis de Cuba 'Ortus Sanitatis', Strasbourg, 1483. A soporific was obtained from the root and its properties were probably known to the Babylonians. Roman army surgeons are said to have used Mandrake wine as an anaesthetic.

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Male Mandrake plant.Woodcut from Johannis de Cuba 'Ortus Sanitatis', Strasbourg, 1483.  A soporific was obtained from the root and its properties were probably known to the Babylonians. Roman army surgeons are said to have used Mandrake wine as an anaesthetic.