Things Which Are Unwholesome Through Combination

Now I shall enumerate the names of substances which become positively unwholesome through incompatible combinations. The flesh of any domestic (Gramya) or aquatic (Anupa) beast or bird, as well as the flesh of those which live in marshy ground (Audaka), should not be eaten with boiled rice prepared from paddy which has commenced sprouting, or with lard, honey, milk, treacle or Masha-pulse. The pot-herbs, known as the Rohini and the jatu-shaka, should not be partaken of in combination with milk and honey; nor the flesh of a heron, eaten simultaneously with Kulmasha and the spirituous liquor known as Varuni. Maricha (black pepper) and Pippalis should not be eaten in combination with the pot-herbs known as the Kakamachi. The pot-herbs known as the Nadima and Siddhi should not be simultaneously eaten with curd, and the flesh of a cock. Honey should not be taken immediately after drinking warm water, nor meat and bile should be simultaneouly eaten. Sura (wine), Krishara and Payasa should not be taken in combination. Similarly, Souviraka and sesamum paste, fish and modifications of sugarcane juice, treacle and Kakamachi, honey and Mulakam, treacle and the flesh of a wild boar, or honey and boar's flesh should not be taken in combination.

* The propriety and impropriety of a particular diet should be determined with a full regard to the antecedent and attending circumstances of a particular malady.

Similarly, milk and Mulakam, mango fruit and Jamboline fruit and the flesh of Godha, Porcupine and hog should not be eaten together. All fish, specially those of the Chilichimi species, should not be taken with milk, nor the fruit of a plantain tree should be simultaneously eaten with Tala fruit, milk or whey. The fruit known as Lakucha should not be taken with milk, curd or meat soup, nor with honey and clarified-butter, nor immediately before or after the drinking of milk.

Incompatible Preparations Of Food

Now we shall enumerate the names of substances, which become unwholesome through incompatible preparations. Flesh of pigeon fried with mustard oil should not be eaten. The flesh of a Kapinjala, Myura (peacock), Lava, Tittira, and Godha, boiled with castor oil and on a fire of the twigs of castor plants, should not be eaten. Clarified-butter, kept in a vessel of Indian bell metal for ten consecutive days, should be rejected as unwholesome. Honey should not be used in combination with an article or substance heated by fire, nor in the seasons of spring and autumn. The pot-herbs known as the Kakamachi, boiled in a bowl in which fish or ginger had been previously boiled or prepared, should be rejected as positively injurious.

Similarly, the pot-herbs known as the Upodika should not be eaten by boiling them with the levigated paste of sesamum. The flesh of a heron prepared with hog's lard should not be taken with the pulp of the cocoanut fruit. The flesh of a Bhasa bird, roasted on a spit over a charcoal fire, should not be eaten.