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 Carica. chap. 37.

CArica is a drye Figge Trée, and hath that name of plentie. For euery yeere it beareth fruite three or foure times, as Isidore sayeth, whie one ripeth, ano∣ther springeth and commeth in the stead, and it is sayde, that if olde men eate oft such Figs, they doe away theyr ri∣uells, as he sayeth. Dioscorides sayeth, that among fruite drie Figges be swée∣test, and be good in meates and in medi∣cines, and nourish much, and fatteth and bréed much grose bloud, and comforteth feeble men, and cleanseth the breast, and abateth the cough, and cleereth the voice, and swageth the swelling of the iawes, and purgeth the reines, the bladder, and the mother, as Phisick mea∣neth.

And such Figges sodde in Wine with Wormewood, cureth the dropsie, and purgeth the itching of the Eares, if they be stamped or grounde with*Sey∣neuey, but and they be too much vsed in meate, they breede swelling ventositye, and Lice also, as Dioscorides sayeth. Looke other vertues heereafter de Fi∣cu.

(*Carice is a kinde of Figge which groweth onely in Syria, there is the gar∣dein Figge with the wild Figge, whose operation are after the soile whereon they grow.)