Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 6v, Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum), grows in coastal areas of Europe. It has a taproot; silvery, spiny-toothed leaves; and flowers surrounded by thistle-like bracts. The name Eryngium comes from the Greek word to cure indigestion. In medieval times sea holly was also used as an aphrodisiac.

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