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  1. #1 Can you have too much.... 
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    Garlic?

    Seriously, how much is too much? I absolutely love it and put lots in cooking but, I do worry that even natural products might be harmful in excess....

    Do we know of any natural products/plants herbs that are harmful if digested to much?


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    A couple off the top of my head...

    Nutmeg.

    Water.


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    You can't have too much garlic.
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    Its the way nature is!
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    Many Koreans seem to eat handfuls of raw garlic with every meal with no apparent harm.
    ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
    Do we know of any natural products/plants herbs that are harmful if digested to much?
    Ricin. In general, the most toxic substances known are natural!
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    If people avoid sitting next to you on the bus, you might have too much garlic in your diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    If people avoid sitting next to you on the bus, you might have too much garlic in your diet.
    Or you are working in selenium chemistry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
    Garlic?

    Seriously, how much is too much? I absolutely love it and put lots in cooking but, I do worry that even natural products might be harmful in excess....

    Do we know of any natural products/plants herbs that are harmful if digested to much?
    Although garlic is generally safe for most adults, there are a few things that one should keep in mind:


    Side Effects and Cautions


    • Garlic appears to be safe for most adults.
    • Side effects include breath and body odor, heartburn, upset stomach, and allergic reactions. These side effects are more common with raw garlic.
    • Garlic can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) in a manner similar to aspirin. This effect may be a problem during or after surgery. Use garlic with caution if you are planning to have surgery or dental work, or if you have a bleeding disorder.
    • Garlic has been found to interfere with the effectiveness of saquinavir, a drug used to treat HIV infection. Its effect on other drugs has not been well studied.
    Garlic : Science and Safety | NCCAM
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    Excess of any kind of food is a harm.
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    Garlic can be very harmful.....if you're a vampire.
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Yes, it can kill me!!!

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    ' Everything' in moderation.. Some garlic in your diet is not normally harmful. However the smell as it reeks through your body might drive those whom know or work with you away.. I would not suggest you turn away from garlic as you like it.. The quality of YOUR life is important.. but if you want for friendships you will need to reduce the garlic content.. It has been known to drive away more than vampires..
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