Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 94v middle, Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), a native herbaceous perennial of Southern Europe, is a member of the legume family. The pinnate leaves have 9-17 leaflets and the pale purple flowers are produced in loose bunches. Liquorice is popular in Italy and Spain where the plant’s root is chewed as mouth-freshener. Liquorice extract for making candies, is produced by boiling liquorice root and subsequantly concentrating the extract.

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