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Syrup Of citron Leaves


This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook
(Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

Syrup of Citron Leaves: Way of Making It. Take fifty leaves and remove the dust on them with a cloth, then cover them all with water in a pot and cook it until the strength comes out. Then take the clean part of it and add a ratl of sugar. The bag: half an ûqiya each of aloe stems, Chinese cinnamon, and cloves. Cook all this until it becomes good to drink. Drink one ûqiya with three of water. Its benefits: it cheers the heart with much gaiety, fortifies the internal organs, and softens the bowels gently; it is extraordinary.

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