Gastroenterologist Lebedeva spoke about the dangers of spices for the gastrointestinal tract, therapist Andreeva named the beneficial properties

Gastroenterologist Lebedeva spoke about the dangers of spices for the gastrointestinal tract, therapist Andreeva named the beneficial properties

Three popular spices can harm the digestive organs and kidneys, warned gastroenterologist and endocrinologist Dilyara Lebedeva. She listed the most harmful spices for the stomach in her Telegram channel.

First of all, she pointed out the dangers of rosemary. According to the doctor, it is harmful to the kidneys and is contraindicated for pregnant women.

“Firstly, because of the diuretic effect, and secondly, because it increases uterine contractions. The seasoning is also harmful to those who suffer from high blood pressure and stomach ulcers,” she clarified. It is prohibited for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it increases blood pressure, and is therefore not recommended for hypertensive patients. Pepper accelerates the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin – the result can be overeating and excess weight,” the doctor wrote in her Telegram channel.
The doctor warned about the dangers of cloves, which are also prohibited for gastrointestinal diseases, especially ulcers. In addition, the gastroenterologist clarified, a large amount of cloves causes drowsiness and apathy.

Therapist Irina Andreeva spoke especially for MedicForumabout that these spices can be useful if you do not have problems with the gastrointestinal tract.


Cloves are the buds of the Syzygium Aromaticum tree, which grows on the Maluku Islands, located in eastern Indonesia.

“Cloves are rich in plant compounds that have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which is why they are sometimes taken as a dietary supplement.”
Although human research is limited, some evidence suggests that cloves may provide several health benefits when consumed in high doses.

Preliminary research suggests that cloves may provide some health benefits due to high levels of beneficial plant compounds that haveantioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.


The aroma of rosemary has been linked to improved mood, mental clarity, stress relief, and decreased cortisol levels (including in people with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances).

“Rosemary quickly lowers cortisol levels just by smelling it, thereby relieving stress in the body. When you can reduce the stress on the adrenal glands, they can recover,” says Andreeva.

Red pepper

Spicy foods can slightly speed up your metabolism, helping to burn calories. It can also help you feel fuller after eating.

“The effect is not enough to overcome an unhealthy diet, but as part of a nutritious eating plan, spicy foods can suppress appetite and promote weight loss,” explains doctor.

Earlier, MedicForum wrote about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.