Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 8v. Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis). “According to Hortus Sanitatis this herb is good for him who has a wicked moisture of the lung and a bad cough. When drunk with water helps swollen feet, with wine develops good blood and when drunk with wine and honey makes a man merry and glad.” (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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