Garlic Side Effects & Warnings

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People allergic to garlic may develop a rash from touching or eating the herb

Consult your practitioner before using garlic if you are pregnant

Can inhibit blood clotting. If you have a blood-clotting disorder, consult an herbalist or a licensed healthcare professional

Avoid large amounts of garlic if you are taking aspirin or other drugs that thin the blood.

Produces bad breath, heartburn, and flatulence

Garlic is thought to function as an adjunct treatment for cardiovascular disease. Consult your practitioner before using it in this capacity

Eating 10 or more raw garlic cloves a day can be toxic and in some cases can trigger an allergic reaction.

Do not take if you are breast-feeding because it can pass into the breast-milk and cause colic in infants.

Garlic reinforces warfarin action by heterogeneous mechanisms. It should thus not be used in patients on oral anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet therapy.

Garlic may increase the risk of bleeding or potentiate the effects of warfarin therapy.

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