Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 88v, Olive oil

Indietro

f. 88v, Olive oil

Fresh oil from ripe olives. Nature: hot and moderately wet. Optimum: pale, fragrant and tasty. Benefit: it loosens the stomach and kills worms. Harm: it reduces the appetite and weakens the stomach. Remedy for harm: with something astringent, such as pomegranate or quince juice, or vinegar. Effects: quickly transformed into bile. Most advisable for cold [temperaments], the elderly, in winter and in northern [regions]. Mature oil is hotter and more advisable as medicine than as food. Oil from unripe olives, however, known as onfatinum, is of a cold and dry nature and when fresh, is more advisable than mature oil. Optimum: clear, bright, fragrant and Pontic. Benefit: it is good food for healthy people, it strengthens the stomach and the gums; the liniment made of this oil prevents sweating. Harm: for the obstruction of the spleen and liver. Remedy for harm: with cinnamon and aniseed. Effects: good food. Advisable for all temperaments, ages, times and regions. However, when it becomes old, it acquires the nature of mature olive oil.

Oleum oliuarum recens maturarum Complectio calida et humida temperate Electio clarum boni odoris et saporis Iuuamentum mollit uentrem interficit uermes Nocumentum debilitat appetitum et stomachum Remotio nocumenti cum aliquo stiptico et succo granatorum citoniorum uel aceto Quid generat cito conuertitur in coleram Conuenit magis frigidis decrepitis yeme et septentrionalibus Antiquum autem oleum calidius est et plus aptum medicine quam cibo Oleum autem oliuarum immaturarum quod onfatinum dicitur Complexio frigida et sicca plus actium cum est nouum quam oleum maturarum Electio clarum nitidum boni odoris et ponticum aliqualiter Iuuamentum confert sanis uia cibi et confortat stomachum et confortat ginguas collutio facta cum ipso prohibet sudorem Nocumentum oppilationem splenis et epatis Remotio nocumenti cum cinamon et aniso Quid generat bonum chimum Conuenit omnibus complectionibus etatibus temporibus et regionibus cum autem inueterasit redit ad naturam olei oliuarum maturatum.


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