XLI. Theriac (Triacha)
Nature: Warm and dry.
Optimum: The kind that frees the rooster from poison and has been aged for ten years.
Usefulness: Good against poisons and both cold and warm illnesses.
Dangers: When it is over ten years old it causes insomnia.
Neutralization of the Dangers: With cooling substances such as barley-water. It is primarily good for cold temperaments, for old people, in Winter, in cold regions and, if necessary, anywhere else.
From the Tacuinum of Vienna
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