Originally posted by boncho
Does this have anything to do with the new Twilight movie being released?
In all seriousness...
As shown in Figure 5, raw garlic juice (0.5 mL) caused significant damage to the epithelial mucosal membrane after 2 h in rats. After 24 h of exposure, ulcers, shrinkage and bleeding in the epithelial mucosa were detected. When three kinds of commercially available enteric-coated garlic preparations, i.e., Garlicin, Garlique and Garlinase 4000, were used at dosages of 133, 108 and 60.5 mg/rat, respectively, each caused severe damage to the duodenal mucosa after 2 h of exposure (Fig. 5).
Oil-soluble sulfur compounds are known irritants and allergens; topically applied DAS is the most allergenic (Papageorgiou et al. 1983). Imada (1990) reported the following toxicity effects of garlic: 1) allicin is one of the major irritants in raw garlic; 2) oil-soluble sulfur compounds are more toxic than water-soluble compounds; and 3) when garlic is extracted in a certain period, its toxicity is greatly reduced.
1) stomach disorders and diarrhea (Caporaso et al. 1983, Desai et al. 1990, Nakagawa et al. 1980);
2) decrease of serum protein and calcium (Miyamoto 1938, Shashikanth et al. 1986);
3) anemia (Katsunuma 1932, Kuzutani 1934, Nakagawa et al. 1980);
4) bronchial asthma (Lybarger et al. 1982, von Kirsten and Meister 1985);
5) contact dermatitis (Burden et al. 1994, Garty 1993, Lembo et al. 1991, McFadden et al. 1992, Mitchell 1980, Parish et al. 1987); and
6) inhibition of spermatogenesis (Dixit and Joshi 1982, Qian et al. 1986).
Many adverse reactions to garlic can be attributed to an excess of oil-soluble organosulfur constituents. For example, the lipid-lowering effects of some oil-soluble sulfur compounds in hepatocytes coincide with cytotoxicity, as revealed by increased lactate dehydrogenase release from cells (Liu and Yeh 1999).
Antidote and Emergency Treatment
Basic treatment: Establish a patent airway. Suction if necessary. Watch for signs of respiratory insufficiency and assist ventilations if needed. Administer oxygen by nonrebreather mask at 10 to 15 L/min. Monitor for pulmonary edema and treat if necessary ... . Monitor for shock and treat if necessary ... . Anticipate seizures and treat if necessary ... . For eye contamination, flush eyes immediately with water. Irrigate each eye continuously with normal saline during transport ... . Do not use emetics. For ingestion, rinse mouth and administer 5 ml/kg up to 200 ml of water for dilution if the patient can swallow, has a strong gag reflex, and does not drool ... . Cover skin burns with dry sterile dressings after decontamination ... . /Poison A and B/
I read more about Hepatic Encephalopathy and then read that garlic induced it.
Thus my conclusion that I got garlic poisoning. So now I'm trying to detox from it and thicken my blood back up.
Oddly I didn't get my iron levels checked at the ER.
I do have a liver problem so if that's something that someone struggles with I would not advise eating garlic.
Originally posted by jude11
Food of the gods!
Oh, and me as well...
Hepatic encephalopathy (also known as portosystemic encephalopathy) is the occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness, and coma as a result of liver failure. In the advanced stages it is called hepatic coma or coma hepaticum. It may ultimately lead to death.