Alligator pepper is normally served along with Kola-nuts to guests for entertainment.It is a common ingredient in pepper soup, a spicy ingredient in some parts of Africa and Asia. Alligator pepper has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases too.The alligator pepper plant has been used as an antidote to dysentery and diarrhoea. What is more, it is an effective herb for the treatment of snake venom.
When you Shouldn't Consume Alligator Pepper
There are no recorded side effects of consuming the alligator pepper but pregnant and lactating mother's are strongly advised not to consume it for the following reasons:
An experiment showed that high dosage of alligator pepper fed to pregnant rats led to termination of their first trimester pregnancies. Based on this study, pregnant women are strongly advised to stay away from eating the alligator pepper in order to avoid miscarriages.
Garlic is a commonly used food and flavoring agent. When used as a food product, garlic is not likely to produce health benefits or side effects. When used for medicinal purposes, garlic may produce both desired and unwanted effects on the body.
Get medical help if you have any of these signs of allergies: difficulty in breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Although not all side effects are known, garlic is thought to be possibly safe when taken for a short period of time but when taken for long, you might start experiencing the aforementioned side effects.
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