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hazelnuts Make The Brain Grow And The Head Hurt


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

Hazelnuts make the brain grow and the head hurt. Hippocrates and Avicenna say that, when fried, they good against the cough and cause phlegm to be driven out. Hazelnuts cause gas in the body and wind in the intestine and are less well digested than true nuts (walnuts). But they nourish well.

Haselnuß machenn das hirnn wachßenn vnd thun dem haubt we. Ipocras spricht vnd Auicenna, wenn sie gebratenn sein, so sein sie gut furr den hustenn vnd machen serr auß werffenn. Haßelnuß pleen in dem leib vnd machenwinde in dem gederm vnd werden kawm verdewt dann recht nuß. Doch speysen sie wol.

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