Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 55r, Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis), is a toxic, annual herb native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia. It may be either erect or trailing and has a taproot. The oval leaves are deeply segmented and the small, pink flowers are tubular. It was used externally in an antiseptic and anti-inflammitory lotion for acne and exema, and also to fade freckles.

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