XXXVIII. Asparagus (Sparagus)
Nature: Its nature is moderately warm and moist in
the first degree.
Optimum: The fresh kind whose tip is turned downward toward the earth.
Usefulness: It influences coitus positively and removes occlusions.
Dangers: It is bad for the stomach lining.
Neutralization of the Dangers: Boiled and then seasoned with salted water.
From the Tacuinum of Paris
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