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Cautions / Contradictions
Anticoagulant therapy with Warfarin may be considered as a potentially serious interaction.
Its use should be prior to surgery as Garlic might have an effect on blood coagulation.
Caution should be exercised after organ transplant as garlic is believed to have immunostimulant effects.
Individuals with Pemphigus ( an autoimmune disorder) are recommended to avoid garlic because of its sulphur containing compounds.
Possible Adverse Effects
Hartburn, Flatulence,and Gastro-intestinal upset can occur at high doses (more than 4 cloves daily or >2,400mg of powder)
Contact Dermatitis( if the skin is exposed to raw garlic for an extended period of time)
Post Operative bleeding
From Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine/Wampole and Health care professional training program in Complementary Medicine