Liefdes appelen: Duda'im ----Mandrakes דוּדָאִים Whatever: mandrakes -as we know them today- are used sometimes in homeopathy

Whatever: mandrakes -as we know then today- are used sometimes in homeopathy

see below for the place where it is mentioned in the Tora


Best known clinical use in homeopathy: [ the root is used: mandragora e radice, ask for this] : D6

Symptoms: very heavy arms and legs ,muscle pains like after heavy exertion, joint pains [hips, knees ] and sciatica [ischias] symptoms all feeling better with continued motion / movement and heat.

Arthritis like pains and muscle pains seem to react sometimes remarkable quick on mandragora

Abdominal pain, sciatica feels better by stretching backwards.

Dizziness may be an extremely strong symptom in the picture of mandragora [just like phosphorus,conium and magnesium]

Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld


1. Question: What are Duda'im?

2. Answer #1 (Rav): They are Yavruchi (this is the Targum. Perhaps they are mandrakes. Rashi is unsure what they are.)

3. Answer #2 (Levi): They are Siglei (violets?)

4. Answer #3 (R. Yonason): They are Seviski (a type of spice).


Whatever: mandrakes -as we know then today- are used sometimes in homeopathy

יד  וַיֵּלֶךְ רְאוּבֵן בִּימֵי קְצִיר-חִטִּים, וַיִּמְצָא דוּדָאִים בַּשָּׂדֶה, וַיָּבֵא אֹתָם, אֶל-לֵאָה אִמּוֹ; וַתֹּאמֶר רָחֵל, אֶל-לֵאָה, תְּנִי-נָא לִי, מִדּוּדָאֵי 

14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah: 'Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.'

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