CAP. CV. De Laesione Gustus.
GUstus laesio, The hurting of the taste, is then said to be, when it is either diminished, abo∣lisht, or depraved.
Page 156The diminution and abolition of the taste hap∣pens by reason of a defect of the Animal spirit in the part, or a distemper of the third pair of nerves which come to the tongue.
The taste is depraved when the tongue is in∣fected with an evil humor; ut in febribus saepè contingit.
Gustus laesio ab intemperie frigida & sicca dif∣ficiliùs curatur, quàm ab intemperie calida & hu∣mida: The hurting of the taste, if it continues long facultatem naturalem laedit; and in that con∣dition the Patient alimenta discernere nequit.
If the disease lie in the brain, or nerves, (which is known when there appears no change in the tongue) you may apply such Remedies as use to be prescribed for the cure of the Palsie. Cum ve∣rò à pravis humoribus gustus depravatur, com∣monly that symptome depends upon other disea∣ses; which being cured, the symptoms also are re∣moved.
Moreover, a Radish root pickled in Salt, and chewed before supper, and the mouth afterward washed with Wine, doth help very much. Next follow the diseases and symptomes of the lips.