Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 20v, Gherkins and cucumbers

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f. 20v, Gherkins and cucumbers

Gherkins and cucumbers. Nature: cold and wet in the second degree. Optimum: whole, not yet greeny-yellow. Benefit: against high fevers and to stimulate urination. Harm: pain in stomach and kidneys. Remedy for harm: with honey and oil. Effects: undesirable watery blood. Advisable for hot [temperaments], youth, in summer and in hot regions.

Cucumeres et citruli Complectio frigida et humida in 2° Electio completi nundum citrinati Iuuamentum febribus urentibus et prouocant urinam Nocumentum dolorem stomachi et illorum Remotio nocumenti cum melle et oleo Quid generant sanguinem aquosum inlaudabile Conueniunt calidis iuuenibus estate et calidis regionibus.


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