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"Chickpeas are warm and pleasant, light to eat, and they do not increase bad moods in any way."

"Putting the herb rue in wine decreases the heat or the cold of melancholy, so the melancholy man will feel better when he eats this herb after consuming other foods."

"The choleric person should take some rose and a bit less sage, and grind them into a powder. When he notices he is becoming angry, he should put this powder under his nose and sniff, since sage consoles and rose cheers."

"Fennel makes man cheerful, even if he eats it in different ways. It gives him a pleasant warmth, a good smell to the body, and helps him digest well. Fennel seeds should be eaten on an empty stomach because they take away bad breath and make our vision clearer."

"Sage is useful against harmful moods, as this herb is dry. Whether eaten raw or cooked, it is good for those who are tormented by bad moods, because it eliminates them. So take sage leaves, turn them into a powder, and eat this powder on bread. It reduces the overabundance of bad humors in you."

"When a person's liver becomes ill due to sadness, a chicken must be cooked in hyssop before the disease has the upper hand, and it must be eaten often. The person must also frequently eat fresh hyssop put in wine, and drink this wine too, because whoever has a such an affliction (melancholy) will benefit from using hyssop."
Wormwood  "If the wormwood is fresh, it is to be crushed and the juice is to be squeezed through a cloth. Then boil the wine with honey for a short time and pour this juice into the wine so that this juice exceeds the wine and honey flavor. This drink, taken on an empty stomach every three days from May to October, fights melancholy and depression, makes the eyes clearer, strengthens the heart, prevents diseases in the lungs and stomach, cleans the intestine, and promotes digestion."

"Cinnamon has great strength. Those who eat it often reduce their bad moods, turning them into good ones."

"When a person feels burdened by anger and sadness, he must immediately heat up some wine, mix it with a little cold water and then drink it hot. This way, the substances that make you sad and angry (the black bile) and that have made you explode with anger are kept within limits."
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