Eating a large amount of raw garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal tract and cause symptoms like stomach pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
Garlic is well-known for causing bad breath (halitosis). The sulfur compounds in garlic can linger in the mouth and on the breath for an extended period after consumption.
Excessive garlic consumption can also result in body odor. The sulfur compounds can be released through sweat, causing an unpleasant odor.
Garlic is known to relax the lower esophageal sphincter, which can lead to acid reflux and heartburn in some individuals when consumed in excess.
Handling or consuming large quantities of raw garlic can cause skin irritation and even contact dermatitis in some people.
Garlic has natural blood-thinning properties. Consuming excessive amounts of raw garlic may lead to increased bleeding, especially if you are taking blood-thinning medications.
Overconsumption of raw garlic may exacerbate existing gastrointestinal conditions like gastritis or ulcers, leading to discomfort and worsening symptoms.
Some individuals may be allergic to garlic, and overconsumption can trigger allergic reactions, such as hives, itching, or difficulty breathing.