The turnip helps the stomach, produces gas,
Causes urine, and may do harm to the teeth.
If it is served undercooked, it may give you a stomach cramp.
The heart of all animals is slow to digest and hard to excrete.
Similarly the stomach is harder to digest and egest than its extremities
(organs on either end of the stomach).
Tongue gives good medicinal nourishment.
The lung is easily digested and is quickly expelled.
The brain of chickens is better than any other animal's.
The fennel seed loosens gas.
Anise improves vision and comforts the stomach.
And sweet anise works better.
The ashes of certain vegetable matter stop hemorrhage.
The salt dish should be placed on the table at mealtime.
Salt wards off poison, and adds taste to a man's food,
For food which is served without salt does not taste good.
Very salty foods hurt the eyes, decrease sperm,
And engenders scabies, pruritus, or vigor (three diseases involving
These three flavors have a warming effect: the salty, the bitter,
and the sharp.
The sour, like the styptic, and the acidulous have a cooling effect.
The unctuous, the tasteless, and the sweet yield a balanced effect.