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lentils Are Moderately Hot And Dry Out And Make Much blood


This is an excerpt from Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard
(Germany, 15th century - V. Bach, trans.)
The original source can be found at Mark S. Harris' Florilegium

Lentils are moderately hot and dry out and make much blood. If they are boiled with vinegar, they extinguish the inflammation of the blood. Those who eat much of them get dark eyes because they dry out the body so much. Avicenna says that they damage the stomach and cause gas and constipate.

Linßenn sein bescheidenlich heyß vnd derren vnd machenn vil plutz. Vnd so man sie seudt mit essig, so erleschenn sie die enzüendung des plutz. Vnd wer sie dick isset, dem machen sie vinsterr awgenn, do vonn sie vast derrent. Auicenna spricht, das sie schadenn dem magenn vnd blewend vnd stopffend.

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