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A 31-year-old member asked:

is garlic really effective for preventing and getting rid of the common cold?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, possibly: A small study showed that eating 2 cloves of garlic a day or taking aged garlic extract (age) or enteric-coated, dried garlic tablets (dose: 600 to 1, 200 milligrams daily in divided doses) may prevent colds and also shorten the common cold.

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