X. Watermelons and Cucumbers (Cucumeres et Cetruli)
Nature: Cold and humid in the second degree.
Optimum: Those that are large and full.
Usefulness: They cool hot fevers and purify the urine.
Dangers: They cause pain in the loins and in the stomach.
Neutralization of the Dangers: With honey and oil.
From the Tacuinum of Paris
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