Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Cornflower

Common Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) may be the plant on fol.10r of the Voynich manuscript. The mountain cornflower (Centaurea montana) has wider leaves than the common one - so it may have been 'the model' for the drawing. The Cornflower was used to treat conjunctivitis and as wash for tired eyes. I believe the root formations on the VMs drawing on fol. 10r are pretty good anatomical representations of eyeballs.

1 comment:

  1. hi! i don´t think that cornflower got roots with red fruits.did you found one? me it about creating new types? same thing at fol33v you can see that is stick on the roots.and not belonging to it.i guess the lost pages got a secret.this sucks!