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Mandrake medicine and myths

The plant lore around the mandrake goes back to ancient times. Kate Quarry and Lalita Kaplish root around for what has made this unremarkable-looking plant so magical.

Words by Kate Quarry|words by Lalita Kaplish

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About the authors

Kate Quarry

Kate Quarry is a freelance subeditor working with Wellcome Collection’s Digital Editorial team.

Black and white headshot of Lalita Kaplish, digital editor.

Lalita Kaplish

Lalita is a digital content editor at Wellcome Collection.