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The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 90v2. Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare). In medieval times, the young leaves of tansy, mixed with eggs, was known as a tansy. It was a favorite dish to celebrate the end of Lent and was supposed to purify the body of bad humours after a long diet of salt fish. It is one of several herbs in a 14th century prescription cure for the plague. (2) (C)

(2) Freeman, M., Herbs, for the Medieval Household, The Grete Herball
(C) Plants drawn from nature
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