Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 51v, Theriac


f. 51v, Theriac

Theriac. Nature: hot and dry. Optimum: the type that saves the cockerel from poison and more than ten years old. Benefit: against poisons and hot and cold illnesses. Harm: after ten years, it causes insomnia. Remedy for harm: with cooling substances, such as barley water. Most advisable for cold and wet [temperaments], the elderly, in winter and in cold regions, but also whenever necessary and anywhere.

Triacha Complectio calida et sicca Electio que liberat gallum a veneno et que transit xm annum Iuuamentum contra venena et egritudines calidas et frigidas Nocumentum post x annos facit uigilias Remotio nocumenti cum infrigidantibus ut aqua ordei Magis conuenit frigidis et humidis senibus hyeme et regionibus frigidis vbique tamen cum fuerit necessarium.

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