Tacuinum Sanitatis

Tacuinum Sanitatis f. 54v, Dry figs


f. 54v, Dry figs

Dry figs. Nature: hot and dry in the first degree. Optimum: round, Tartar figs; according to others, thick and white. Benefit: good for the chest and to protect against poison. Harm: they cause obstructions, flatulence and fleas. Remedy for harm: with walnuts and almonds. Effects: temperate blood; according to others, sharp. Beneficial for cold [temperaments], old people, in winter and in northern [regions]; according to others, in spring and in temperate regions.

Ficus sice Complectio calida et sicca in primo Electio tartarece rotunde alias albe pingues Iuuamentum confeunt pectori et praeseruant a veneno Nocumentum faciunt oppilationes uentositates et pediculos Remotio nocumenti cum nucibus et amigdalis Quid generant sanguinem temperatum alias acutum Conferunt frigidis senibus hyeme et septentrionalibus alias vere et temperatis regionibus.

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