Mandrake is a poisonous plant whose humanoid-shaped roots have many magical properties. The necropolis of Fen Carn is said to have an unusually large "population" of female mandrake plants. Notable among mandrake's many alchemical uses is its use in the potion that maintains the longevity of sorcerers, preventing further ageing (but not restoring lost youth).
Effenberg and Talbot, Encyclopaedia Maxima Mundi,
The root of the mandrake plant is poisonous, but exhibits magical properties.
- After completing the Daily Bread quest, Geralt can give any meat food to the "Elf" NPCs in and around the cave. Any Elf inside the cave at night will unlock Han and Mandrake root in return. The Elf who stays outside of the cave even at night will give entries for Honeysuckle and Bryonia instead.
- Ritual Plants
- Abigail gives Geralt two of these with the cash reward upon completion of The Barghest Contract in Chapter I, but it does not unlock the ingredient entry.
- Several are required for Hunting the Wild Hunt in Chapter IV. They can be found in the kurgans outside the hermit's hut.
Players can now pay "real world" money to buy mandrake (), which can be used within the game to buy alchemical items like potions, etc. Players who participate in special Versus events can also win mandrake.
While this plant grows wild and is quite abundant, it can also be purchased. Merchants who sell white myrtle include:
- Anezka in Lobinden
- Vilmos Bartok in Flotsam
- Mottle outside Vergen
- Sambor in the camp followers' encampment
- Myron in the Kaedweni camp
- Relic peddler in the Kaedweni camp
- Felicia Cori in Vergen or Loc Muinne
- The Incredible Lockhart in Loc Muinne
- Marcus in Loc Muinne
- See the GWENT standalone game version card: Mandrake