An extract of Cachunde or Liberans that famous and highly magnified Composition in the East Indies against Melancholy





Soviel ist sicher, die Chinesen lutschen Cochunde noch heute, um den Magen zu stärken.
Einig ist man sich auch, dass es eine magenkrampflösende Paste oder Pille ist, zusammengemixt aus Kräutern und Gewürzen wie Moschus, Amber, Cato und Muskat, die die Portugiesen aus Fernost mitbrachten.

Linschoten (aus seinem Goa-Reisebericht) zur Geilheit der dortigen Frauen:
...for their common work is to sit all day, when their husbandes are out of doores, behind the mat, which hangeth at the window, alwaies chawing the hearbe Bettele, seeing those that passe by in the streetes, and no man seeth them: but as any man passeth by which liketh them, & they will let them have a sight, they lift up the mat, whereby they doe the passinger a great favour, and with that manner of shewing themselves and casting lookes, they make their beginnings of love, which by their slavish women they bring to effect: to the which end they do practise nothing elsee, but make it their onely worke, and to make nature more lively to abound and move them thereunto, they do use to eate those Betteles, Arrequas & chalk, and in the night it standeth by their bed sides, this they eate whole handfulls of Cloves, Pepper, Ginger, and a baked kind of meat called Chacunde, which is mixed and made of all kindes of Spices and hearbs, and such like meates, all to increase their leachery.

D. Palludanus:
Cachunde in my opinion is made of the mixtures called Galiæ Moscatæ, with the sape of sweet wood: they are blacke cakes whereon certaine characters are printed, at the first very bitter of taste, but in the end verie pleasant and sweet, they strengthen the hart & the mawe, and make a swet breath.

In der Encyclopédie Diderots von 1751 ist dies verzeichnet:
CACHUNDE, sub. m. (Pharmacie.) remede fort vanté dans la Chine & dans l’Inde, décrit dans Zacutus Lusitanus, dont cet auteur fait un si grand éloge, qu’il lui attribue les avantages de prolonger la vie & d’éloigner la mort ; enfin c’est selon lui un remede vraiment royal.
Ce remede est un opiat composé de médicamens aromatiques, de pierres prétieuses, & d’autres choses fort couteuses.


Und zuletzt (1858):






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