His experiences of living in Rome produced Limitatio, a painting that includes variations on the already fantastic shapes of mandrake roots, based on an illustration in a medieval manuscript at the Vatican Library.
They are easily frightened, and can only be lured out of their nesting grounds with offerings of mandrake root.
Millie picked up a piece of mandrake root and broke it.
Last summer at The Yard, an arts colony devoted entirely to dance, he spent a month making Mandragora Vulgaris, a work based on the medieval legend of the mandrake root.
Colin, staring at a jar of mandrake roots, turns to her, smiling.
This is true of many old medicinal plants like the mandrake , an herb which grows around the Mediterranean.
Assistants held the patient securely and some sedation such as mandrake root or solution of opium was given, a concoction which probably stiffened the surgeon's resolve rather than mollified the patient.
Plants, such as the mandrake , orchid, and sweet potato, have, as the history of folk medicine reveals, been credited with rejuvenating properties.
This discussion of mandrakes introduces the larger issues of the nature of magic and the magic of nature.
It was thought that mandrakes sprang up beneath gallows, with the root taking on the shape of the person who'd been hanged.