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 no•full 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.