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garlic Is Hot And Dry In The Middle Of The Fourth Degree And Have The Properties Of The onion


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

Garlic is hot and dry in the middle of the fourth degree and have the properties of the onion, and in addition it drives out gas and pressure in the body, and its damage, when it is eaten, is that it brings great heat and bad moisture and its vapors rise up into the head. But garlic does less harm in cold countries and cold seasons than in the summer, or in hot countries, according to Master Rhazes.

Knoblauch ist heyß vnd truckenn auff dem mittel des vierden grads vnd habenn die eigenschafft als zwifel vnd dar zu vertreibt er die wind oder das bleen in dem leib vnd sein schad, wenn man sie isset, wann sie bringenn grosse hicz vnd böse feuchtigkeit vnd richenn auff in das haubt. Doch schadt knoblauch in den kaltenn lanndenn mynnder, vnd so die zeit kalt ist, dann in dem summerr oder heissenn landen, als dann spricht der meysterr Rasis.

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