Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 63v, Hen eggs

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f. 63v, Hen eggs

Hen eggs. Nature: the yolk is hot and wet; the white, cold and wet. Optimum: fresh and large. Benefit: they help intercourse and nourish quickly. Harm: they delay the digestion if eaten whole and cause freckles. Remedy for harm: if only the yolk is eaten. Effects: good but moderate humour. Advisable for all natures, particularly cold natures, the elderly, in winter and in northern [regions]. The yolk is also good in autumn; however, the white and yolk are most advisable for hot [temperaments] and youth.

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