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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 37


So treacle is good against poison, for it helps the heart in fighting against it, that is, against a drink of poison, or the bite of a poisonous reptile306 or of a mad dog. In the same way tormentil is good, along with a fatty broth or juice of bugloss, against every poison. The force can be comforted aiso by dilating the heart moderately, as does saffron, but it is not proper to give more than a little of it; for Avicenna says, if much of it is given, it kills him who takes it, by the excess of mirth it causes and incites.307