Syrup of Aloe Wood [Stem?]
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Syrup of Aloe Wood [Stem?]: Way of Making It. Take half an ûqiya of aloe, a quarter û qiya each of cinnamon, cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Indian lavender, nutmeg, mastic and saffron, a ratl of sugar and the same of rosewater. Close the roots in a bag and place them in the sugar and rosewater. Bring all this to the fire until it takes the consistency of syrups; then remove it from the fire, grind eight grams of musk, and throw it in an earthenware vessel. The drink is an û qiya with two of hot water. Its benefits: it fortifies the stomach, the liver, and the other parts, cheers the heart, tempers the constitution a bit, and helps in the beginning of dropsy.

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