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Medieval Health Handbook Tacuinum Sanitatis. From the Medieval Health Handbook Beets. Usefulness : Their juice eliminates dandruff. Dangers: They set the blood on fire. Neutralization of the Dangers : With vinegar and mustard .

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From the Medieval Health Handbook

Beets

Usefulness: Their juice eliminates dandruff.

Dangers: They set the blood on fire.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With vinegar and mustard.

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Watermelons and Cucumbers

Usefulness: They cool hot fevers and purify the urine.

Dangers: They cause pain in the loins and stomach.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With honey and oil.

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Sweet Marjoram

Usefulness: It is good for a cold and humid stomach.

Dangers: None.

Neutralization of the Dangers: None.

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The Fruit of the Mandragora

Usefulness: Smelling it helps alleviate headaches and insomnia; spreading it on the skin works against elephantiasis and black infections.

Dangers: It stupefies the senses.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With the fruits of ivy.

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Olive Oil

Usefulness: It fattens and is easily digestible.

Dangers: It puts the stomach to sleep and is transformed.

Neutralization of the Dangers: Mixed with foods.

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Roses

Usefulness: Good for inflamed brains.

Dangers: They can cause headaches in some people.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With camphor.

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Sage

Usefulness: It is good for paralysis and for the nerves.

Dangers: It removes the dark color from the hair.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With a potion in which there is myrtle and garden crocus.

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Pasta

Usefulness: It is good for the chest and for the throat.

Dangers: It is harmful to weak intestines and to the stomach.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With sweet barley.

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Sugar

Usefulness: It purifies the body, is good for the chest, the kidneys, and the bladder.

Dangers: It causes thirst and moves bilious humors.

Neutralization of the Dangers: With sour pomegranates.