Remedies for pain and illnesses of the digestive tract

pEbers 189

    When thou examinest a man who suffers from his stomach, every one of his limbs is weighed down as happens when fatigue occurs, then thou shalt place thy hand on his belly. And if thou findest his belly similar to a drum, coming and going beneath thy fingers, then thou shalt say: This is the sluggishness of the nourishment, which doesn't let him continue eating.
    Then thou shalt prepare for him some purgative, (e.g.) stones of dates, pressed through congealed beer, and his appetite will return.
    When thou examinest him after this has been done, and thou findest the side of his body warm and his belly cold, then thou shalt say: The sluggishness has passed.
    Then thou shalt have him guard his mouth from any roasted meat.

pEbers 190

    When thou examinest a man who suffers from constipation, who has coughing fits, while his suffering is beneath the flanks of his body like lumps of excrement, then thou shalt say of it: These are swellings of his flanks while his stomach has contracted.
    Then shalt thou prepare for him effective remedies to be drunk, (e.g.) fresh gruel, fermented in oil and honey, 1/32 sam, 1/16 Snj-seeds, 1/8 SASA. This thou shalt add to it (i.e. the gruel) and cook it until it is a homogeneous mass, which will be drunk during 4 days.
    When thou examinest him thereafter and thou findest him in the same state of suffering as during the first time, that means he will recover.

pEbers 191

    When thou examinest a man suffering from his stomach who has pain in his upper arm and in his chest on the side of his stomach [1], then it shall be said: This is the wAD-disease. Then thou shalt say: Something has entered his mouth. Death is approaching him.
    Then thou shalt prepare for him an enlivening remedy of herbs, (e.g.) 1 part peas, 1 part njwnjw, 1 part jnnk, 1 part dSrw of the sXt-fruit, this shall be cooked in oil and drunk by the man.
    Then thou shalt lay thy hand on him while it is bent, so that the upper arm shall feel better, until he is free of pain. Then thou shalt say: This illness has exited through the rectum and the anus. Never shall this cure be repeated.

pEbers 192

    When thou examinest a man who suffers from his stomach and vomits frequently: When thou findest it on his front, his eyes are inflamed and his nose is running. Then thou shalt say: These are products of decay of his mucus, they do not want to descend to his pelvic region as his mucus.
    Then thou shalt prepare for him: Wheat cakes with much sam, added to it a measure filled with onions and steeped in beer given as medicine, with it fat meat of a cow, and it shall be eaten by the man, chased down with special offering-beer, so that both his eyes shall open and his xnt-illness shall wane by descending as mucus.
[1] Pain in the left side of the chest and upper arm are at times accompanied by stomach pain and are indicative of a heart attack.