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    The mandrake, Mandragora officinarum, was grown in Egypt both for its flowers as for its medicinal qualities. The leaves were were applied externally to tumors, the roots were said to have analgesic and aphrodisiac properties.

An offering of mandrakes
Source: V.Easy

    In the tomb of Senedjem (19th dynasty) there is a depiction of Osiris whose crown seems to be topped by a mandrake.
    The Egyptian word may have been rrm, though this is far from certain. rrm was used in magic
The magic of the rrm is against it in order to destroy.
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