Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

Of Bolismus vnmoderate ap∣petite. chap. 45.

BOlismus is vnmoderate and vnmea∣surable,* and is as it were an hounds appetite,* and commeth of coldnesse of the mouth of the stomacke, and hath mastry with some humour. For strong colde by strength of thrusting & of pressing, thru∣steth and beareth downe the meate and drinke that is taken downward to the neather parts, and so the stomack emp∣tieth, by reson of voidnes & lerenesse, de∣sireth and hath appetite. The stomack is cooled by many causes, as by too cold di∣et, and other such. And Galen saith that Bolismus commeth of too great heate of the nether members, whose veins draw from the liuer, & the liuer draweth from the stomack by certein veins yt be called Miseralce. And therof commeth sodeine empting of the stomacke, & so commeth strong appetite, as it were of an hound, & vnmoderate. And is knowne by déepe vrine, for it commeth soone, & the vertue faileth not thereby. And colde medicines & grose diet helpeth them that haue this euill. These be tokens of this euill: A man hath vndue appetite, & eateth more then the common doing is: & yet of his great eating the bodye is not amended, but is rather made leane and wasted: With this euil oft commeth the flixe of the wombe. Also sometime the appetite chaungeth & desireth nofull things, as coles, earth, salt, and other such. And it commeth of melancholike humour, or cholarike, yt infecteth the mouth of ye sto∣mack, & maketh it as it were hairy: and so ye stomack infected by reason of like∣nesse, desireth such things, as it fareth in women that goe with child, and in them that withhold menstruall bloud. In thē smoake is resolued & departed, & cōmeth out of vncleane bloud, & infecteth the si∣newes of féeling in the stomack, & chan∣geth appetite & desire. Then against this euill Bolismus hot things shal be taken, yt comfort the stomacke, & also vnctuous meates, that be araied in great fatnesse, so that the fatnesse fléet in the mouth of the stomacke, & bréede wamblings & ab∣homination And if a cold humour and fleamatike be the cause, as it happeneth oft: then the stomacke shall be cleansed within, with hot electuaries, & without comforted with hot ointments. In such a manner an inordinate appetite shalbe cured.

This greedie appetite is soone quē∣ched,*the cause commeth of a cold sto∣macke, good sauours and wholesome smells, be good to reuocat this impe∣diment.