Medicinal uses of the Mandrake

Medicinal Uses Mandrake. I propose to know a little more this plant already present in two previous post: Last types of compound leaves and Mandrake, a plant mystique. The key point is its chemical composition, which include alkaloids, including atropine and scopolamine.

Sure recognize among those names, those of some active principles of certain drugs widely used in current pharmacology. Is that the power of these alkaloids is such that it is very commonly used as an anesthetic, because these compounds have the ability to slow or lethargic nerve impulses.