Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 2v. Water lily (Nymphaea odorata) The Greeks named this plant after water nymphs or virgins because it was considered to have anti-aphrodisiac properties. Throughout the ages, the flower was the symbol of purity and chastity. The leaves and root were used to treat wounds, cuts and bruises. (1) (A)

(1) Wikipedia
(A) Drawings that are probably copies of illustrations found in other herbals
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