Ayurveda/Garlic and onions

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Dear Dr. Dehal,
as I understand, in Ayurveda garlic and onions are considered good from the point of view of physical health, but not recommended from a spiritual point of view due to their tamasic nature, and perhaps for other reasons.
I have recently come across the view that garlic and onions should be avoided because they kill the beneficial bacteria in the intestines.  
- Is this true?
- If it were true, wouldn't it also be true of turmeric and ginger?
- And would there be a difference between cooked and raw garlic and onions from this point of view?
Thank you in advance for your help and all best wishes,
Aaron

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Garlic and onions should be avoided because they kill the beneficial bacteria in the intestines.  This saying is totally wrong.
Infact in condition of diarrhea and vomiting we give onion juice to the patient to kill the bad bacteria or microbes in the intestine.
In raw garlic and onion their chemical constituents like Sulfur is more active.

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