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CUCUMBERS
Cucumis sativus
Gurke
Mond
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According to the pronunciation of the vulgar, cowcumbers.
Eigenschaften:
There is no dispute to be made, but that they are unter der Herrschaft von the Mond, though they are so much rejected for their coldness, it is by some affirmed, that if they were but one degree colder they would be poison. The best of Galenists hold them to be cold and moist but in the second degree, and then nicht so hot as either lettuce or purslain: they are excellent good for hot Magens and Lebers, the immeasurable use of them fills the body full of raw humours, and so indeed does anything else when used to an excess. The Saft of cucumbers, the face being washed with it, reinigt the skin, and is excellent good for hot Rheuma in the eyes, the Samen is excellent to provoke urine, and reinigen the passages thereof when they are stopped, neither do I think there is a better Heilmittel for Geschwüre in the Harnblase than cucumbers, the usual course is to use the Samen in emulsions, as they make almond milk, but a far better way by far (in my opinion) is this, when the season of the year is, take the cucumbers and bruise them well, and distil the water from them, and let such as are troubled with Geschwüre in their Harnblase drink no other drink. The face being washed with the same water, be it never so red, will be benefited by it, and the complexion very much improved. It is also excellent good for sun-burning, freckles, and morphew.