Mandrake root (Podophyllum peltatum), or American mayapple, extract has some incredible topical properties. It is mentioned six times in the Bible. This includes common skin growths like moles, warts, skin tags, keratoses, and even malignancies, and tumors. There is strong published science behind this. The active ingredients are podophyllin and podophyllotoxin. The latter is more powerful. Mandrake extract is the basis for various anti-cancer drugs. It is an ancient remedy, and is mentioned in the Bible six times (Genesis and Solomon). Never ever take this internally, as it is a highly potent purgative, and will cause purging defecation. The paplilloma virus is the cause of all warts. Mandrake has a powerful ability to kill this virus. A strong tea tree oil topical ointment is helpful, but not as effective. (Just mix a teaspoon of tea tree oil in 2 ounces of vaseline.) Mandrake will take care of far more skin problems than just warts. Remember this is NOT a cure- it is just symptomatic relief, and attacks the symptom, not the cause. This is allopathic treatment, and not to be considered a cure- even if the skin problem doesn’t return.
The 0.5% podophyllin and podophyllotoxin creams sold in drugstores are expensive, weak, and not very effective. You can easily make a much stronger extract yourself. Buy some powdered mandrake root online. Take one ounce, and add it to a pint of 70% to 90% rubbing alcohol. Leave this to soak to a week. You can do a second extraction with 8 ounces of alcohol. Shake it really well at least once a day. A warm place is best. Heat it if you want. After a week, just strain it and throw the extracted root away. Pour the alcohol solution into a plastic, glass, or ceramic (not metal) container, and let it evaporate into a thick syrup. A small fan will help here. Put this in a small bottle, and keep it in the refrigerator or freezer for long term storage.
Use just one or two drops to cover the affected area. Doctors just offer surgery, electro cauterization, or freezing. This doesn’t make sense, when you can use a safe, inexpensive natural product. Never use this near your eyes. The effects on mucus membranes growths (like internal condyloma anal warts) are just as dramatic. Research shows this is safe and effective for oral, anal, and vaginal growths on mucus membranes.
The temporary side effects can include burning, redness, itching, swelling and pain. If you get any of these, discontinue using it. After you apply a small amount of mandrake extract, let it dry. Then cover it with any kind of adhesive tape for up to 24 hours. Do not use this on large areas of skin. Keep tape over this until the skin heals. 3M tan medical tape is good. Only use this once a week. The skin must completely heal before you can use it again. This may take several treatments. Never use this on raw, inflamed, infected skin, or open sores no matter how small. This is very, very irritating and harmful if you do. You may only need to use this one time. If your problem isn’t solved after two applications, then see a dermatologist. There are numerous published studies on using podophyllin and podophyllotoxin creams on various skin growths. Imagine the success doctors would have with really strong extracts.
Some people have used these on malignant skin growths and skin cancers. Successful published studies were done over 50 years ago, but then stopped for some reason. Just two examples are Revue Medicale de la Suisse Romande v 80 (1960), and Minerva Medica v 45 (1954). Why no further research? Because there is no money and no profit in an inexpensive, over-the-counter, natural product like mandrake extract. Some of our readers have used this successfully with various skin cancers.
Dermatologists and oncologists should be using mandrake extract in every day practice, but they aren’t. They just want to sell extremely expensive, toxic, ineffective prescription creams and surgical procedures. Such drugs as fluorouracil and imiquimod are dangerous, and have minimal effectiveness, but they are very profitable. It is always good to see a doctor for diagnosis if you have an unusual growth on your skin. Doctors can be good at diagnosis. Just don’t take their drugs.
This article is not meant as medical advice in any way. It is just information.