Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 25v, Truffles

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f. 25v, Truffles

Truffles, i.e. tubera. Nature: cold and wet in the second degree. Optimum: large. Benefit: absorb all flavours. Harm: they increase melancholic humour due to their earthly nature. Remedy for harm: with pepper, oil and salt. Effects: thick phlegm which is, however, quickly consumed. Advisable for youth, hot [temperaments], in winter and in hot regions.

Terra tufule id est tubera Complectio frigida et humida in 2° Electio magna Iuuamentum recipit omnes sapores Nocumentum auget humorem melencolicum propter earum terrestritatem Remotio nocumenti cum pipere oleo et sale Quid generat flegma grossum quod tamen cito uritur Conuenit iuuenibus calidis hyeme et calidis regionibus.


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