American Mandrake Root, also called May Apple, is used to create powerful poppets or doll babies for love or to create a money drawing talisman.
The roots are considered poisonous and contain podophyllotoxin which is highly toxic if consumed, but can be used as a topical medicine.
Suggested magical uses for Whole, Wildharvested American Mandrake Root:
Tie a few roots together with red thread to fashion a little human shape, write your love interest’s name on a slip of paper and wrap it around the middle to create a poppet for love.
Place your money (bills or a paycheck, for example) under a piece of root overnight to increase your abundance.
Wrap a dollar bill around a single root and wrap with green thread. Carry it in your pocket or purse as a money drawing talisman.
American Mandrake Root is poisonous and should never be ingested)
For in-depth information on how to use this and other herbs and roots magically, I recommend Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, both of which can be found in our Books section.