Mosquitoes and Garlic: It’s a Myth

Since moving back to the Big Island from Oahu, I have been getting bitten alive by mosquitoes.

My wife keeps telling me I need to eat more garlic. I keep telling her it’s not going to help.

Answer: It’s a Myth

Myth: Eating lots of garlic or taking garlic supplements repels mosquitoes.

Reality: Bernier found garlic had no effect, as did a study at the University of Connecticut Health Center. However, the lead author, T. V. Rajan, thinks garlic could work. It’s just that the amounts required might not be “socially acceptable,” he says.

http://uchc.edu/ocomm/newsarchive/news08/jul08/myths.html

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