Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 13v, Honeysuckles or Woodbines (Lonicera periclymenum), are vines or shrubs native to the Northern Hemisphere. The plant has simple, opposite, oval leaves; and sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers. The smaller, Italian honeysuckle of Mid and Southern Europe is used as a skin tonic, and the seeds as a diuretic. Dioscorides (ca.40~90 AD) who wrote De Materia Medica, the precursor of the modern pharmacopeias, wrote that “a syrup made of the flowers is good to be drunk against diseases of the lungs and spleen.”

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