Of yoxing. Chap. 46.
YOxing is a sowne of a violent moo∣uing of the stomack,* and commeth of a crampy disposition of ye stomack: and it commeth of two causes. Principally of too great repletion or of abstinence & wa∣sting, & somtime of cold: by these māner causes ye sinews of ye stomack shrinke & riuell, ye which being shronk, yt bottome of ye stomacke is araied vpward, & the vertue of ruling & gouernance laboreth to settle ye bottōe & bring it into his own kind place: and so of such mouing vp∣ward & downward cōmeth a noise yt is called yoxing, as some men tel: or els as it séemeth to me when ye bottome of the stomak is arered, ye aire yt is in ye middle passeth out, & voideth by strēgth of put∣ting of ye lungs: & méeteth wt other aire, & passeth by straight passages, & maketh a Page 104 noise, which is called yoxing. When it commeth of repletion, it cōmeth with spuing of humoures, or of meate: and then commeth volkinges of diuerse sa∣uours, as the superfluitie of humours is diverse. The disposition of bodie is ple•∣terike, and also too great diet commeth before hand. If it commeth of abstinence and fasting, it is knowen by a feauer or by a flixe of the wombe, or by bléeding, and by other tokens that make the bo∣dye leane and megre. But and it come of cold, it is known by coldnesse of aire, or else by colde diet vsed before, and by such other. Against yoxing that com∣meth of repletion, men shall vse spew∣ings and other doings, that voydeth and heateth, and dryeth. Against yoxing that commeth of abstinence and fasting, if it bée without a Feauer, men shall vse things that restore and moyst. And if it commeth with a Feauer, it is the more perillous. Against yoxing that cō∣meth of colde, men shall vse things that be hot in themselues, and in working. Also snéesing helpeth, and it bée excited: and dreade is good if it come sodeinlye,* or if some shamefull dooing be put a∣gainst the patient. For heat gathered in∣ward by shame or by dread, dissolueth & departeth the fumositie & smoake, that is the matter of yoxing.
This Alsoach commeth of a colde stomacke, or of some euill about the heart, it commeth of ouermuch drink∣king. Aqua Composita and Licoras, is very good, and ginger brused grose, & mixt in clarified honnie, & so swal∣lowed downe.