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Electuary Of musk


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

Electuary of Musk. Take a mithqâl of musk, half an ûqiya of aloe sticks ["moon wood"], and half an ûqiya each of Chinese laurel and Indian lavender. Pound the medicinal herbs and add them to two ratls of sugar, dissolved in rosewater, and cook it into an electuary. Its benefits: it lightens the spirit and improves the smell of the breath ...[four lines missing]...
a quarter of an ûqiya of ginger and pepper, a quarter of an ûqiya of each, of rue a quarter of an û qiya. Pound all this and add it to two ûqiyas of honey cleaned of its foam. Eat half an ûqiya of it after meals; it excites the meal and digests it, expels gas and dissolves phlegm, aids in dropsy, and provokes urine and menstruation.

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Other versions of this recipe:

ELECTUARY OF SOUR CHERRIES FOR SICK PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THE DESIRE TO EAT (Libre del Coch)

Electuary (Juwârish) of Mint (An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook)

Electuary of Cloves (An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook)

Electuary of Red Sandalwood (An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook)

Electuary of 'Ud Qimâri (An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook)

Electuary of White Sandalwood (An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook)




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