Folder of 5 folios from the Book of Simple Medicines (15th C)    

Folder of 5 folios from the Book of Simple Medicines (15th C)     Folio 151r, Beans, Peas

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Folio 151r, Beans, Peas

Beans (Fabe comunes): Beans can cleanse and purify mucosae but also produce a lot of wind which causes troubling and mischievous dreams. Galen says that when eaten as food, they cause inflammation and are difficult to digest, when taken as medicine they help expel humours from the chest and lungs.

Peas (Poix) (name does not appear in image)

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