What to do if the doctor prescribes onion and garlic and advices us to take it compulsorily?
A male devotee asked like this:
“Hk Prabhuji. I am sorry to say, I have taken garlic coz my doctor recommended it. I had repeated cold and cough atleast once a week. I met two doctors. Both recommended me garlic capsules. I took it for two months. Now, my repeated cold, cough disappeared. My question is, because it is not non veg, can we take it as medicine if doctor prescribe it? Please relieve me from worries.”
I can not say to avoid it if the doctor prescribes it and if it cures your problem. Of course repeated cold and cough is a very disturbing issue. We can not involve in any other duties. So, in a certain conditions alone (as mentioned below by me), you can take garlic capsules.
ONLY THROUGH CAPSULES OR TABLETS. NEVER ADD IT IN THE FOOD BECAUSE WE OFFER FOOD TO KRISHNA. TAKE IT ONLY AS MEDICINE.
If doctor advises to take onion and garlic, that means the doctors are dealing with body, not the athma. They can cultivate body to some extent, but, they can not cultivate athma. So, they would advice what is good for ONLY body, not for athma.
Actually, taking onion and garlic is not a crime and just by taking, you will not go to hells because they are also vegetarian food only. But, stage by stage, it will increase your rajo and thamo guna and hence you will commit offences and crimes even without your self-control and hence you cannot come up in spiritual practices. So, they are discouraged.
For a normal, satvic life, Onion and Garlic is not necessary. If a person is developed without onion and garlic right from his/ her childhood, definitely, he/ she will become a satvic person who fear for offences. A NORMAL PERSON CAN HAPPILY LIVE EVEN WITHOUT ONION AND GARLIC.
So, ask that doctor what is the other alternative for onion and garlic and use it. In case, he says that only the garlic can be the best medicine for a particular problem, take those capsules.
WITH A BALANCED AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATION, I DECLARE HERE:
GARLIC IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ADDING WITH THE FOOD FOR DEVOTEES. BUT, WE CAN ACCEPT IT AS A MEDICINE FOR A CERTAIN PROBLEMS IF THE DOCTORS PRESCRIBE IT COMPULSORILY.
An exception can be given for a certain class of people ONLY and they may use garlic:
(1) In case, your body is very weak and seriously lacks in protective mechanism (immunity), you can take Garlic as GARLIC TABLETS if doctors prescribe for improvement in protection against diseases. It is very effective in white blood cells maintenance.
(2) Onion or garlic is recommended by doctors for those who go to them for impotency, lack of protective mechanism of our body, for more appetite, repeated cold and cough, etc… Some people will always have the presence of cold and cough. They get affected by cold repeatedly throughout the year. Such persons can not do any other works because of cold all the time. Such persons will be recommended Garlic tablets by doctors. So, instead of adding in food, you can purchase GARLIC Tablets or capsuules and take it. This will give you sufficient immunity for your body and repeated colds will definitely stop.
(3) But, they should be very careful because the same garlic will increase sexual desires and aggressive nature. In brief, it will increase rajo and thamo guna. So, if you take garlic as tablet for medical reasons, you must be careful in dealing with the disturbances of Rajo and Thamo gunas. You should chant extra rounds.
(4) Garlic will also be recommended more for HIV infected patients, TB patients, etc because they lack in immunity and Onion and garlic enhance immunity, ie, resistance against diseases.
(5) Those with breathing issues, gastric issues & Constipation may be recommended garlic by doctors. So, they may also take garlic tablets.
(6) Doctors definitely recommend garlic and onion to the patients of MIOCARDIAL INFARCTION, ie, the accumulation of cholesterol on the way to the blood in the blood vessels that supply blood to heart. Because of this Miocardial Infarction, the patient develop Heart attack. So, doctors recommend Garlic and onion more. These garlic and onion stop accumulation of fatty molecules. So, if a person develops heart attack once, he is recommended Garlic to avoid further heart attacks.
So, only if the reasons are genuine and no other way and ONLY if the doctor says, you should use Garlic as tablet. Do not add garlic in food. However, when your doctors say to take garlic, ask him what the alternative for garlic having similar effects is. Use it as advised by the doctor. If he does not suggest any other alternative, use garlic.
BUT, JUST ONE or TWO CAPSULES OF GARLIC IS SUFFICIENT IF THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBES IT.
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This is only for those who have NO OTHER OPTIONS and recommended by doctors. Normal body devotees, please avoid onion and garlic.
This is not the post recommending garlic. I have given exemption only for medicinal purposes. Instead of taking other chemical based tablets, garlic is alright.