Originally Posted by The Glyphstone
Yeah, I have no idea how this is supposed to do anything to the vampire.
Well, ideally you mix it in with actual Vitae (hence the Mandrake thing) before a setting in which the blush of life is expected (a rave party, Elysium, whatever). They gain a heartbeat and then the powdered wood lodges in their heart tissue.
Stealth staking. Your storyteller may or may not approve.