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Help please! is crushed garlic good for skin?

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Dr. Amy Miller
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Garlic and Skin: Taken orally garlic is known to have many beneficial effects. It is a great antioxidant and can help inhibit the formation of cholesterol andit can decrease platelet clumping. Applied topically it can be effective for fungal infections. One study of 34 soldiers with athletes foot found it cured 80% of them and did not come back when checked 3 months later. Garlic is good-except for your breath.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2013

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