XXIV. Oil of Almonds (Oleum Amigdolarum)
Nature: Moderately warm in the second degree, humid
in the first.
Optimum: The fresh and sweet variety.
Usefulness: Good for the stomach, the chest, and for a cough.
Dangers: Bad for weak intestines.
Neutralization of the Dangers: With mastic.
Effects: Generates moderate humors. It is particularly recommended for temperate bodies, for adolescents, in Spring, and in the Eastern regions.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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