XL. Spinach (Spinachie)
Nature: Cold and humid in the first degree, of moderate
warmth at other times.
Optimum: Those leaves still wet with rain water.
Usefulness: They are good for a cough and for the chest.
Dangers: They disturb the digestion.
Neutralization of the Dangers: Fried with salted water, or with vinegar and aromatic herbs.
Effects: Moderately nourishing. They are good for warm temperaments, for the young, at all times, and in every region.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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