Our life is incomplete without garlic as it is not just an important kitchen item but also has a history of being used for several medicinal and beauty purposes across different cultures. But do you know there are also some side effects of garlic?
Garlic side effects! Yes, you read it right, garlic does have side effects. Although it is hard to believe this fact but in this article, we will know about dangerous side effects of eating too much garlic.
Nausea, Gas & Heartburn
Consuming garlic on an empty stomach might cause nausea, vomiting, and heartburn. Garlic, especially in larger quantities, can cause bloating, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), a burning feeling in the stomach. In order to avoid this, you can limit the intake of garlic.
Itching & Skin Rashes
Eating excess garlic might cause skin irritation. There is an enzyme in garlic, called alliin lyase which could be the main cause of the irritation. That is why, it is advised to wear gloves while cutting garlic to prevent irritation because the enzyme present in garlic can cause rashes.
Can aggravate Vaginal Yeast Infection
Garlic can irritate the tender tissue of woman’s vagina. Before consuming garlic, always consult your doctor if you have any vaginal problem.
Foul Odor & Breath
Over consumption of garlic can cause bad breath and body odor which can hurt one’s self-confidence. Garlic breath and body odor are two of the most common effects associated with garlic. You probably should think twice before consuming garlic.
Garlic can trigger migraine
When taken in its raw form, garlic could trigger migraines as it activates the process responsible for headaches.
You must stop consuming garlic and call your doctor at once if you have:
- Redness (when applied on skin)
- Swelling, or blistering after applying garlic to the skin
- easy bruising
- Bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums).
Common side effects of garlic) may include:
- Bad breath and body odor
- Heartburn, burning in your throat
Source- Internet, Books
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