XI. Squash (Cucurbite)
Nature: Cold and humid in the second degree.
Optimum: Those that are fresh and green.
Usefulness: They quench thirst.
Dangers: They constitute a swift laxative.
Neutralization of the Dangers: With salted water and mustard.
Effects: A moderate and cold nourishment. They are good for choleric temperaments, for the young, in Summer, in all regions, and above all in Southern areas.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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