Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 31v

Folio 31v, Valerian, is native to Europe and Northern Asia. The roots merge into an erect rhizome, the leaves are arranged in pairs, each leaf consisting of a series of lance-shaped segments, and the flowers are small, white, and sweetly scented. This herb has been used for its sedative properties since the days of ancient Greece and Rome.

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