Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 37v, Saffron


f. 37v, Saffron

Saffron. Nature: hot and dry in the first degree. Optimum: from the vegetable garden, red, oriental. Benefit: it strengthens the heart and is good for chills on the brain. Harm: it causes sickness. Remedy for harm: with quince juice or fragrant wine. Effects: good blood, subtle but sharp. Advisable for cold [temperaments], the elderly, in winter and in northern [regions].

Crochus Complectio calida et sicca in primo Electio ortulanus rubeus orientalis Iuuamentum letificat cor et confert cerebro frigido Nocumentum facit nauseam Remotio nocumenti cum suco citoniorum aut vino odorifero Quid generat sanguinem bonum subtilem acutum tamen Conuenit frigidis senibus hyeme et septentrionalibus.

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