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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: Could mandrake fruit make my wife get pregnant?

I am in Lancaster Pa. Does anyone you know grow mandrakes in the U S for the apple fruit. It sounds great and good for you. My wife is 45 and we have spent thousands to get her pregnant. Jacob in the bible may have used this to get Joesph. I thought I would give it a try and eat a love apple the mandrake. It sounds like it purifies the blood which may be why it works.


These plants grow wild and abundantly around here in the Spring, one of the earlier blooming plants in the woods. The roots are quite poison if misused, but included in some early medicines and may still be used by modern herbalists, albeit with a lot of caution. There have been some reports of antitumor activity from root extracts, but alot of things kill cells. My impression that the root preparations are pretty dangerous and I would not mess with them. The unripe fruit will make you pretty damned sick, as well. Some people like eating the pulp (usually not the skin) of the ripe fruit, and I think it is pretty harmless. I have no reason to believe that it would help anyone get pregnant, though.