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Cases when the consumption of garlic is not advised

Garlic may not be the favorite spice of most of us, this because of its aroma. However, its nutritional values ​​are extraordinary.  

Garlic has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that improve blood circulation, fight premature aging and reduce the risk of developing certain tumors.

Garlic consists of nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, sulfuric and phosphoric acid, vitamins C, D, B that destroy a large number of bacteria. For this reason it is widely used in folk medicine to cure some diseases, but there are also some categories of people or situations where it is forbidden to use garlic:

– Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding:  Garlic is safe to use during pregnancy when taken in amounts normally found in food. Garlic is volatile when used in medicinal quantities during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. There is not enough reliable information on the safety of applying garlic to the skin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Therefore, to be on the safe side, do not use it.

-Children:  Garlic is somewhat safe when taken orally and conveniently for a short time in children. However, garlic can be harmful when taken in high doses. Some data suggest that high doses of garlic can be dangerous or even fatal for children. The reason for this warning is not known. At least so far no fatal cases have been reported in children from consuming garlic. When applied to the skin, garlic can cause burn-like wounds.

Bleeding disorders:  Garlic, especially fresh garlic, can increase the risk of bleeding. Stomach or digestive problems: Garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. Use with caution if you have stomach or digestive problems.

-Low blood pressure:  Garlic can lower blood pressure. In theory, consuming garlic can cause blood pressure to become very low in people with low blood pressure.

-Before an operation:  Garlic can prolong bleeding and interfere with blood pressure. Stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.

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