Author: Jan Scholten
665.71.16 Mandragora officinarum
Names: mand = herd, agora = assembly.
In the name mandrake we can see the theme of the Solanales, the fight between man and drake, the dragon. They are an outcast, wandering around after the destruction. They feel like a person walking around in a destroyed city after a war, between the ruins and dead people.
Depression alternating with euphoria.
Affectionate; embraces everybody.
Feeling of insecurity.
Sensitive to noise.
Inability to keep out evil, dark thoughts on account of a weak intellect.
Fear: evil, insanity, dark, devil, war.
Dream: war, ruin, fight, attacks, murder.
Sensation: burning, congestion, full.
Weather: chilly, < cold; < damp; < before storm.
Sweat: profuse, < night.
Time: < 3-5 am; < night.
Desire: salty, pepper, salami, garlic, coffee; strange things.
Aversion: alcohol, fat.
Food: < cold drinks.
Sleep: sleepy, drowsy alternating with alert; somnambulism.
Physical: < beginning to move, > bending backwards; > continued motion; > urination.
Nervous: anaesthesia, numbness, spasticity.
Vertigo: sudden attacks, faintness, < insecurity, < lying down, < turning over, < motion, < walking downstairs, > open air, with noises, Meniere.
Head: headache, < stomach empty.
Mouth: herpes labialis.
Abdomen: pains > bending backwards, duodenum and gallbladder problems.
Back: sciatica right side.
Limbs: muscle problems.