Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 3r. Salvia or garden sage (Salvia officinalis). The Romans called the plant salvia and used it as a diuretic and a local anesthetic for the skin. It was used during ancient times to treat snake bites. Its principal use today is culinary; sage and onion stuffing is popular at Thanksgiving. It may be effective in the management of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. (2) (A)

(2) Freeman, M., Herbs, for the Medieval Household, The Grete Herball
(A) Drawings that are probably copies of illustrations found in other herbals
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