This website is an amassing of notes pertaining to the final four chapters of the 1552 edition of the The Third Book of the Heroic Deeds and Sayings of the Good Pantagruel by François Rabelais, doctor in medicine. These chapters are devoted to a plant called Pantagruelion.
The Third Book was originally published in 1546, in Paris, with royal privilege. It was condemned by the theologians of the Sorbonne, as were Pantagruel in 1532 and Gargantua in 1533. Rabelais briefly fled to Metz, then a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire.