Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 87r, Summer savory (Satureja hortensis), is a native of the Mediterranean regions and is generally used in Italian cuisine to flavor bean dishes. Bunches of linear oblong leaves are attached directly to the slender erect stems and the pale lilac flowers with a green-tubed calyx, are attached by short stems, often in groups of three, to the main stem. Petrus Crescentius, the thirteenth century Italian author who wrote a treatise on farming and gardening, recommended savory as a remedy for liver and lung complaints.

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