Garlic appears to have no effect on drug metabolism, 22 although recent studies 23 , 24 in healthy volunteers show conflicting results related to garlic’s effect on protease inhibitor pharmacokinetics. It has been suggested that patients taking anticoagulants use caution when taking garlic because of its antithrombotic properties. 10 , 22 It seems prudent to stop taking high dosages of garlic seven to 10 days before surgery because garlic can prolong bleeding time and has been associated (in one case report) with spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma. 10 , 25
Far Easdale is a favourite of mine, all higgledy piggledy Thora Hird with lots of ups, downs and rounds giving different and surprising views throughout. Not surprised the Victorians had it as a destination on their tours. A shorter route in would be their track from Grasmere to the Tarn itself, now well made and stepped. Very easy. At the tarn veer south, north or keep on through the vale – all are good choices. I confirm that from the tarn/Sargeants’s to Calf in a snowstorm is a major navigational test! The L&L is a little gem to finish on.