Garlic has long been widely used in folk medicine, since its juice has many positive properties, but nevertheless, not all diseases of the digestive system can be eaten.
In pancreatitis, garlic juice during an exacerbation of the pancreas can provoke irritation of the mucous membrane, but still many nutritionists prescribe to patients treatment with garlic.
Garlic and pancreas
How does garlic affect the pancreas in pancreatitis? The main function, which is performed by garlic, used in pancreatitis is a soothing effect on the pancreas. It also allows you to restore impaired pancreatic function, which often results from an acute form of the disease. Therefore, garlic in pancreatitis can be eaten as much as the body requires.
However, at the time of exacerbation of the disease, it is recommended to remove garlic for a while from the diet. Entering the human body, it promotes the production of gastric juice in the required amount, since the main manifestation of pancreatitis is its deficiency, which leads to pancreatic dysfunction.
There is such an effective way of treating pancreatitis, widely used by folk medicine: take 300 g of garlic and parsley and 1 kg of lemon, pass through a meat grinder, mix, keep in a refrigerator in a sealed container for two weeks and have one spoon in 15 minutesbefore meals. The effect of such a tool will intensify if it is drunk with a decoction of cowberry, blueberry or strawberry leaf, not more than 1/3 of the glass. Patients in whom there is an exacerbation of pancreatitis, this treatment is contraindicated.
With pancreatitis, it is better to refuse the use of garlic in cooked or stewed form, because during the thermal treatment of useful substances this product loses. It, exclusively, it is necessary to eat in raw fresh form, only in this case it will be beneficial for the sick pancreas.
In principle, garlic does not have any contraindications to use, the exception is only acute and chronic diseases, as well as individual intolerance of the constituents of the product. That is why, before you start treating pancreatitis, it is advisable to consult a nutritionist so as not to harm your health.