XVII. Winter (Hyemps)
Nature: Cold in the third degree, humid in the second,
when it is normal.
Optimum: Its final period.
Usefulness: Good for diseases of the liver and helpful to the digestion.
Dangers: It is harmful to phlegmatic diseases and increases phlegm.
Neutralization of the Dangers: With fire and heavy clothing. It is good for warm and dry temperaments, for the young, in Southern regions and in those close to the sea.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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