Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 25r

Folio 25r, Wild Thyme, is a small, aromatic, perennial shrub native to the Mediterranean. Its leaves are arranged in pairs along the stalk. The flowers, not shown in the folio, are pink to lilac clusters, and the seedpods contain tiny nutlets. The leaves are used as flavoring in cooking. Thymol, the oil distilled from thyme, has many medical uses. The Romans used thyme as a remedy for depression.

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