Garlic, nuts, rue, pears, radishes, and theriaca
Are antidotes for deadly poison.
The air must be pure, habitable, and bright,
It should be neither contaminated nor smell of the sewer.
If you develop a hangover from drinking at night,
Drink again in the morning; it will be your best medicine.
The best wine engenders the best humors.
If wine is dark, it renders your body indolent;
Wine should be clear, aged, subtle, ripe,
Well diluted, zesty, and taken in moderation.
Beer should not be sour but clear. It should be brewed
From healthy grains, and sufficiently fermented and aged.
Your stomach will not weighed down from drinking beer.
Take a moderate quantity of food in the springtime
Summer's heat is also harmful to those who eat immoderately.
In autumn beware that fruits do not become cause for mourning.
Eat as much as you like in winter.
Sage and rue will make your drinks safe. If you
Add the flower of the rose, it will strongly diminsh your love.
Seasickness will not trouble a man who
Has taken seawater mixed with wine before the trip.