Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 20r. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium). Pennyroyal was used as a cooking herb by the Greeks and Romans. Pseudo Apulenus recommended smearing a paste made from this herb and wormwood on the body to counteract seasickness. (1) (A)

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