Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 37r, Mint (Mentha longifolia), is found throughout Europe. It is a perennial plant that propagates through spreading rhizomes. The lance-shaped leaves are in opposite pairs along the erect branched stem that terminates in a spike made up of clusters of white to purple flowers. Mint leaves are used for teas, jellies, candy etc. Mint tea was given during the middle ages for stomach and chest pains.

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