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The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 5v, Mallow (Malva sylvestris), is native to Europe and North Africa. The pink-red flowers are used as a natural dye. The perennial roots are thick, long, and tapering. The flowers, leaves, and roots are edible and the Romans considered dishes made from the plant as a delicacy. The plant was once used as a sweetener in marshmallow foods. The emollient properties of the plant are used to soothe coughs and digestive problems. (Grieve, M.,)

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