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A liver recipe from a 14th century Italian Antidotarium
[Tratto dalla tesi di laurea in fitoterapia di Marco Valussi, Middlesex University 1998]



Contents


    Notes on terminology

    Introduction
    Technical introduction
I.    Setting the scene
II.    Traditional physiology and the idea of body
III.    Herbal therapeutics in Medieval Medicine
IV.    Liver and hepatic therapy in Medieval herbalism
(...)
VI.    A recipe on liver occlusion, indigestion and catarrh.
VI.1.    The recipe
VI.2.    The plants in the recipe
VI.3.    The rationale of the recipe
VII.    Conclusions
(...)
    Bibliography




Note on terminology
With regard to the form of medieval names and terms, throughout this paper I have followed the usages of Garcia-Ballester, French, Arrizabalaga, and Cunningham (1994).
As for the binomial names of plants and their synonims, in order to maintain a certain coherence and to provide a singular source of reference, I have chosen to follow Daems (1993) even when it did not coincide with the generalised use in the herbalist community.  Only in cases where Daems did not give the nomenclature, I have followed Penso (1983).




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