Of Zinzibero. chap. 195.
GInger is called Zinziber, and is the roote of an hearbe, and is hot & moist, as it is sayde in Platearius, and some Ginger is tame, and some is wilde, the wilde Ginger hath more sharper sauour then hath the tame, and is more sadder and faster, and not so white, but it brea∣keth more sooner, and helpeth and relée∣ueth agaynst colde euills of the brest and also of the lounges, and easeth and aba∣teth colde ach of the stomacke, and of the guttes, and putteth out easily winde and ventositie. And if Wine that Ginger is sodden in with Comin, be dronkes hot, it comforteth the stomacke, and maketh good and profitable digestion, and sharp∣neth the sight, and destroyeth and wast∣eth the web that groweth in the eie: and that doth much better tame Ginger then wilde Ginger, and the more whiter it is, and the more new, the more sharp it is, and the more better: and Ginger is kept three yeres in good might & vertue, but af∣terward it wareth dry, & wormes eate & gnawe & make holes therin, & rotteth al∣so for moisture thereof. Isaac sayth ther∣fore, that who that purposeth to kéepe Ginger by long continuance of time, shal put Ginger among Pepper, that the moi∣sture of the Ginger may be tempered and swaged by drynesse of the Pepper, as he sayth expresly.
(*Ginger heateth the stomacke, & hel∣peth digestion, but it heateth not to soone as Pepper, but afterward the heat remai∣neth longer, and causeth the mouth to be moister: being gréene & well confectio∣ned in strop, it comforteth much the sto∣mack & head, & quickneth remembrance, if it be taken in the morow fasting: it is hot in the second degrée, and drye in the first.)