You have to make an oitment! don't ever use mandrake
orally, it's a deadly poison (contains atropine
, hyosciamine, scopolamine and mandragorine)...and even if swallowed in low enough doses not to make you trip it would still make you feel very sick and vomit, with some very bad stomach pain)
On the other hand, smoking the leaves/flowers is somewhat safer.
Using it as an oitment (=transdermally
) is still very very dangerous but much safer than oral use (this is also true for all other solanaceae plants)
The witches ointment was made by boiling very very finely powdered mandrake root in lard for 4 hours (on low boil), adding some organic soot to the mix (to basify the mix), strirring very often. Then you allow the mix to sit in a dark place for 1 or 2week, stirring 4 times a day at least. Then you filter through a piece of cloath (fucking wear some gloves !!!), squeezing/pressing well in order to recover all the lard (throw away plant material)
Store in an aitight container in a dark cool place until use.
Note that organic soot is made by placing some piece of fat into foil parcel, and placing it in the fire (or very hot oven) until it's fully carbonized and only ashes remain, but as it's meant to basify the mix, one might also use edible lime (the one used for the bettle nut chew which is pretty safe) to serve the same purpose.
Now how to use the ointment:
Witches used to spread it...
-over their temples
-under their armpits
-over their vagina
-just behind their ears
-over their neck
-over the interior part of their forearm
-over the left part of their stomach
-over their calves
-and under their sole (of the feet).
NEVER spread any on your forehead (risk of death).
I would suggest starting with only the temples & armpits (very suitable areas for transdermal absorption
Note that the calves & sole are for producing a feeling of flight (I don't know about other areas specificties).
NOTE (!!) that there is a more elaborated preparation (and prossibly SAFER) for the ointment explained in castaneda's books (in "The Teachings of don Juan" or "A Separate Reality", I don't remember which one exactly)...
I never tried any ointment myself but many reliable books about shamanism and entheogens I read do claim that making an ointment is the safest way to go if one would want to get hallucinations from solanaceae plants, and they say that oral use is just too risky (the ointment is the shaman & witches method so I just trust it, they know their stuff).
How to dose the ointment?
First get a sitter!
Then spread some (very very little) on the mentionned areas and wait to see if anything happens.
If nothing happened, then wait 3 days before attempting another trial using more (not too much !), still with your sitter.
If I guess right (again I have no experience with solanaceae ointments), at some point of your progressive doses trials (spacing each trials 3 days apart) you will start getting physical effects, meaning only unpleasant anticholinergic side effects
(dry mouth, blurred vision), but with no mind trip. Once you'll have reached this point, that means the active deliriant dose isn't much far from your current dose.