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Formula For Making A Syrup Of mastic


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

Formula for Making a Syrup of Mastic. Take three ûqiyas of mastic, powder it and put it in a bag, then take a ratl of mint and cook it, covered with water, until its substance comes out. Take the clean part of it and mix it with three ratls of sugar and honey, and cook all this until it takes the form of a drink. Drink two ûqiyas of this with three of hot water. Its profits: for the stomach and for digesting food; it cuts vomiting and binds the bowels, and fortifies the liver: it is the utmost in this.

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