[Sca-cooks] Tacuinum Sanitatis Text edition

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sun Jun 1 10:03:05 PDT 2008

Check with the "Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek" in Vienna


Last I heard they possess the orginal manuscript of Tacuinum Sanitatis in 
Medicina.  "The Four Seasons of the House of Cerruti" ISBN 0-8160-0138-3 
claims to be a complete translation complete with illustrations.  Thier 
translation of the text on Garlic is as follows:

"When picking garlic from the garden, select the modice acuitatis, 
moderately pungent.  It generates thick, strong humours and is suited to 
those with cold temperments, the elderly and very old, mountainous areas, 
and the north.  It has many advantages.  It is effective against cold 
poisons, scorpion and adder bites; it kills worms, clears the voice, and 
soothes chronic coughs.  It can damage the eyes and the brain and to prevent 
or remedy this, vinegar and oil are necessary.  Pounded in a mortar with 
black olives, as the Greeks do, garlic is useful for dropsy sufferers."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Volker Bach" <carlton_bach at yahoo.de>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 3:02 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Tacuinum Sanitatis Text edition

> Salvete
> does anyone know if there is an original text of the Latin Tacuinum 
> available online anywhere, or failing that, which edition best to hunt 
> down or buy? I want to check on the olive-garlic paste mentioned in the 
> chapter on garlic in the Cerutti Tacuinum.
> Thanks
> Giano
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