Garlic is an herb best known as a flavoring for food.
Over the years, people have used garlic as a medicine to prevent or treat a
wide range of diseases and conditions.
Nevertheless, there are six types of people who
should not eat garlic.
People who have liver problems..
Some people believe that garlic is an antibacterial
and antiviral food and it can kill bacteria and viruses, so they are eating
garlic in order to prevent hepatitis. Also, people who already have hepatitis
eat garlic every day to cure it. Garlic cannot be used to treat or kill
Some elements in garlic may cause stimulation on the
stomach and intestines, which may inhibit the secretion of digestive juice in
intestinal tract, and affect the digestion of food, thereby aggravating many
symptoms for the hepatitis patients, such as nausea.
Moreover, the exaggerated use of garlic can cause
anemia because some its components decrease red blood cells and hemoglobin.
People suffering from non-bacterial diarrhea..
If patients with diarrhea consume raw garlic, the
spicy flavor of the garlic may stimulate the intestines which may cause
intestinal mucosal hyperemia and edema aggravation, and make the condition even
If the diarrhea has occurred, consumption of garlic
should be careful.
People with eye diseases..
Patients with eye disease should try to not eat
garlic, especially those with poor health. Doctors of traditional Chinese
medicines believe that the regular consumption of garlic in large quantities
for longer period of time would damage the eyes and the liver, but also it may
trigger hypopsia, tinnitus, front heaviness, memory loss and so on.
Patients before surgery..
Patients who will undergo a surgery should stop
taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery because it might
Pregnant women and Women breastfeeding..
When taken in the amounts normally found in food,
garlic is likely safe to use during pregnancy. There is not enough reliable
information about the safety of using garlic on the skin if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding. Hence garlic is possibly unsafe when used in medicinal amounts
during pregnancy and when breast-feeding.
People with low blood pressure..
It can lower blood pressure. In theory, taking garlic
might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.