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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
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