Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 65r, Ladies Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris), is native to cool temperate regions of Europe. It is an herbaceous perennial with leaves like rounded fans, covered with fine hairs. Sprays of small, yellow flowers without petals bloom in the late spring. Nicholas Culpeper claimed that the juice of this plant could firm up sagging breasts, and pillows stuffed with its leaves could bring on a good sleep.

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