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A paste Which Fortifies The Stomach

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

A Paste which Fortifies the Stomach, the Liver, and the Brain. Take habbat halâwa [seed of sweetness; usually a synonym for shûnîz, nigella], caraway, fried cumin, and shuniz (nigella), four ûqiyas of each, pound all this and mix it with three ratls of honey, cleaned of its foam. Thicken it until it is a dough. Eat it like a nut at meals. Its benefits: in the winds of the body, it dissolves phlegm and digests foods, clears the head, lightens the body gently, aids in mild coughs, and dries black bile gently.


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