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Garlic repels bloodsuckers

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Swedish research "suggest[s] that garlic may be considered a tick repellent...rather than other agents that might have more adverse effects," Louise Stjernberg and Johan Berglund, MD/PhD, Lund University, Sweden, report in the Aug. 16 Journal of the American Medical Association. Among 80 Swedish marines studied in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, "there was a significant reduction in tick bites when consuming garlic [Allium sativum 1200 mg/day for two weeks] compared with placebo," the researchers note

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