Tahira Kashyap Khurrana had a little bit of a well being scare lately. She took to Instagram telling her followers that she was within the ICU for 2 days, due to an excessive case of meals poisoning.
“I had one thing which is named bottle gourd toxicity, which is doodhi… Your light doodhi can do that to you. If it tastes bitter, please don’t have it,” Tahira mentioned in a video.
She defined that she had consumed a poisonous concoction of bottle gourd juice, which comprised the gourd, amla and a few turmeric (haldi). “I used to have contemporary juice within the morning. However that day, it tasted bitter and I nonetheless went forward with it. The physician mentioned it was virtually like having cyanide.”
She continued, saying she thought the drink was bitter as a result of it had “extra vitamin C in it”. She warned her followers towards committing the identical mistake.
“Instantly [after consumption] my physique reacted. I had about 17 bouts of vomit, and my blood stress dropped to 40.”
Whereas this sounds very alarming, nutritionist and well being coach Karishma Shah tells indianexpress.com that it has occurred to lots of people. “What one ought to consider is that not all greens will be had uncooked. There’s a very clear distinction between some you can eat uncooked as a salad, and a few others that you need to by no means devour uncooked. Doodhi is considered one of them,” she says.
Shah explains that over a time period, consultants have come to grasp that bottle gourd may cause an adversarial impact. “There have been circumstances whereby individuals have had the juice and the doodhi has been dangerous, resulting in them being rushed to the ICU. It may well trigger breathlessness and plenty of completely different points. It’s fairly frequent, as a result of we now have no management over the type of produce that’s coming to us. We can’t chop and style it day-after-day earlier than truly consuming it. I cannot suggest individuals to have uncooked doodhi. You possibly can blanch and boil it, and use it as a subzi, or perhaps a soup. It will get cooked and is safer that manner,” she concludes.