III. Autumn (Autumpnus)
Nature: Moderately cold in the second degree.
Optimum: Its central period.
Usefulness: when one proceeds gradually toward opposites, ar for example, toward warmth and dampness.
Dangers: It is harmful to moderate temperatures and to those predisposed toward consumption.
Neutralization of the Dangers: By the application of moist elements, and with baths.
Effects: Increases melancholy humors. It is suitable to warm and damp temperaments, to the young and adolescent, in warm and damp regions, or in temperate areas.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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