There are so many life-saving Ayurvedic and herbal remedies that we came across during the pandemic, giloy being one of them. After the covid infection hit, panic mode began as we did not know much about this virus and how to prevent getting infected from it. After a couple of months when it was found that this virus attacks the immune system and weakens it, different immune-boosting foods and herbs were suggested. Giloy is one of the best ayurvedic remedy that is extremely beneficial in promoting immunity and keeping infections, fever, etc. at bay. People started to take giloy as a medicine but some people just went overboard and over-consumed giloy that led to side-effects. Yes, giloy has certain side-effects attached to it that one can experience if they consume it in excess.
Dr. Manoj Agarwal, Senior Gastroenterologist at Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata explains that overconsumption of Giloy has caused liver damage to some people. Apart from that, there are many other health complication that may arise such as:
Low blood pressure- Giloy reduces blood pressure and people with hypotension should not consume giloy
Autoimmune disorder- Giloy can make your immune system hyperactive that can increase the risk of autoimmune disorder
Constipation- It can upset your stomach and affect bowel movements
These are some of the side-effects of overconsuming giloy. Make sure to not have it in excess.
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