Cairo Genizah : Medical

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Passage from a work on materia medica, focussing on the uses of bitter almonds. According to the fragment, they are useful as a tonic for the appetite in small doses, but possibly lethal in large doses. Bitter almond oil is said to be effective for liver and spleen problems, and can be used as eardrops.</p>

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