Celibacy/Abstinence/Onion & Garlic


Namaste Prabhuji!
What is the difference between consuming 'onions and garlic raw' and 'cooked with food'?
Does it make any difference?
In your previous answers,you have recommended it to consume them raw once a week and in medicinal doses.
Won't it be an impediment to the practice of Brahmacharya?
Thank You Prabhuji!

1. Onion and garlic lose their medicinal properties further to cooking. Hence they are best consumed raw.

2. Eating them raw, in the dosage mentioned once a week helps purify the circulatory & digestive system along with many other benefits and poses no problem.

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