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Rose Oil according to Meister Eberhard

The Meister Eberhard manuscript ends with a collection of medicinal oils. Again, I will not post all of them here, but this is the first and, to my mind, the most interesting as well as practical. <<R101>> Item also mach … Continue reading

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Meister Eberhard on Partridge

The description of partridge – entry 71 – switches into Latin for the first part. Since the dietetic text is German otherwise, this is unusual. Some words in the Latin text are still given in German, too. <<R71>> Rephun est … Continue reading

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Sloe mustard against scurvy

Another interesting one from the Oeconomia However, there are many species and types of plums and there are cerasa, cherries, that you would also like to count among the plums propter similitudinem (on account of their similarity), there are pruna … Continue reading

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Medicinal wine in times of plague, from the Kuchenmaistrey

5. xix. Item wormwood wine is good for disease (vnlust) when you drink it or mix it with other wine or makeit into a sauce with nut kernels and fine bread soaked in wine to which wormwood was added, well … Continue reading

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Medicinal bramble wine from the Kuchenmaistrey

One of the more attractive medicinal wines 5. xvii. If you would make a wine of brambles, take one Maß of thick honey (honig saym) and five Maß of bramble berries, mix it and stir it together well. Then add … Continue reading

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A medicinal wine from the Kuchenmaistrey

Because we may need something for when we feel weak and sick in the head soon. 5. xiiii. Item, help a person who has long lain sick and is now rising again, but still is weak in the head from … Continue reading

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Two medicinal electuaries from the Kuchenmaistrey

Anything this expensive has got to be good for you. 4. xxiii. Item a good useful electuary for the stomach and all harmful fumes (boß nebel). Take the root or bearded iris (iris x germanica, schwertelwurtz) and cut it into … Continue reading

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Final recipes of section one in Cod Pal Germ 551

These are the last two recipes in section one of the culinary recipe collection in Cod Pal Germ 551. the second section, in a different hand, begins several pages later. Neither recipe is very interesting – one is a preventive … Continue reading

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