Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 23r, Garlic


f. 23r, Garlic

Garlic. Nature: hot in the fourth degree, dry in the third. Optimum: the best of this type is moderately juicy. Benefit: against cold poison and the bite of scorpions and vipers; it kills worms. Harm: it damages the eyes and brain. Remedy for harm: with vinegar and oil. Effects: thick, sharp humour. Advisable for cold [temperaments], the elderly and the very old, in winter and in mountainous and northern [regions].

Alleum Complectio calida in 4° sicca in 3° Electio meliora ex eo est qui modice acuitatis est Iuuamentum contra uenena frigida et morsus scorpionum et uiperarum et interficit uermes Nocumentum nocet oculis et cerebro Remotio nocumenti cum aceto et oleo Quid generat humorem grossum et acutum Conuenit frigidis decrepitis et senibus hyeme et montanis et septentrionalibus.

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