XXXIII. Roses (Roxe)
Nature: Cold in the first degree, dry in the third
(others in the second).
Optimum: The fresh ones from Suri and Persia.
Usefulness: Good for inflamed brains.
Dangers: In some persons they cause a feeling of heaviness and constriction, or blockage of the sense of smell.
Neutralization of the Dangers: With camphor, and at other times with the crocus.
Effects: They are good for warm temperaments, for the young, in warm seasons, and in warm regions.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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