38. The Carrot

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- عنه، عن بعض أصحابنا، عمن ذكره، عن داود بن فرقد، قال: سمعت أبا - الحسن (ع) يقول: أكل الجزر يسخن الكليتين، ويقيم الذكر، قلت: جعلت فداك وكيف آكله وليس لى أسنان؟ - فقال: مر الجارية تسلقه وكله،

1. From him, from one of our companions, from the one who mentioned it, from Dawood Bin Farqad who said, ‘I heard Abu Al-Hassan (a.s.) saying: ‘Eat the carrots for it warms the two kidneys and straightens the man’. I said, ‘May I be sacrificed for you (a.s.)! And how do I eat it and there are no teeth for me?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘Order the maid to boil it, and eat it’.

وروى بعض أصحابنا أن داود قال: دخلت عليه وبين يديه جزر، فناولني جزرة فقال: كل، فقلت: ليس لى طواحن، فقال: أمالك جارية؟ - فقلت: بلى، فقال: مرها تسلقه لك، وكله، فانه يسخن الكليتين، ويقيم الذكر.

2. And it is reported by one of our companions that Dawood said, ‘I came to him (a.s.) (Al-Sadiq (a.s.)) and in front of him (a.s.) were carrots, so he (a.s.) gave me some and said: ‘Eat’. So I said, ‘I do not have premolars (teeth)’. So he (a.s.) said: ‘Is there a maid for you?’ So I said, ‘Yes’. So he (a.s.) said: ‘Order her to boil these for you, and eat it, for it warms up the two kidneys, and straightens the man’.