"Any novice who breaks furniture as well as silence will need a strong soporific."


Genus: Mandragora
Public DomainGenus: Mandragora

 Sleeping potions or "drowsy syrups" were widely used in the Renaissance.  Apothecaries of the Middle Ages in Europe stocked "spongia somnifera," a sponge soaked in wine and various herbs such as the bark of mandrake or the juice of lettuce.