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LETTUCE
Lactuca sativa
Pflücksalat
Mond
Mars in Krebs
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It is so well known, being generally used as a Sallad-herb, that it is altogether needless to write any description thereof.
Eigenschaften:
The Mond owns them, and that is the reason they cool and moisten what heat and dryness Mars causes, because Mars has his fall in Cancer, and they cool the heat because the Sonne rules it, between whom and the Mond is a reception in the generation of men, as you may see in my Guide for Women. The Saft of Lettuce mixed or gekocht with Oil of Roses, applied to the forehead and temples bewirkt sleep, and eases the headache proceeding of an hot cause. Being eaten gekocht, it helps to loosen the Bauch. It helps Verdauung, quenches thirst, increases milk in nurses, eases griping Schmerzen in the Magen or Därme, that come of choler. Applied äußerlich to the region of the heart, Leber or reins, or by bathing the said places with the Saft of destilliertes Wasser, wherein some white Sanders, or red Roses are put, nicht only represses the heat and Entzündungen therein, but comforts and strengthens those parts, and also tempers the heat of urine. Galen advises old men to use it with spice, and where spices are wanting, to add Mints, Rocket, and such like hot Kräuter, or else Citron Lemon, or Orange Samen, to abate the cold of one and heat of the other. The Samen and destilliertes Wasser of the Lettuce work the same Wirkungen in all things, but the use of Lettuce is chiefly forbidden to those that are short-winded, or have any imperfection in the Lungen, or spit blood.