• I read somewhere once that some movie critics were questioning vampire movies many years ago and said you tell how to kill them but that which can be killed has to also have a way to repel. so a study was done on common fruit bats and they found garlic repelled bats. so the answer to your question is any form of garlic would work.
  • Kosher salt might work as a repellent or as a barrier. I doubt garlic salt was as effective as straight garlic. According to ancient folklore, garlic was actually hung around the neck of a person to ward off evil spirits. In a way it worked because some people avoided people who carried it or wore it. So, less human contact meant less possibility of contact with colds and viruses. Even today there are those who believe that colds and viruses are caused by evil spirits.
  • According to legends, vampires and werewolves are related, and modern demon hunters have discovered they are both caused by different forms of the lycanthropy virus, and garlic is a mild antibiotic ... it also repells both wolves and bats.
  • not me or the vampires i have meet have had any problems with garlic. This is a ficticious lie that was created. Garlic does not repel vampires.
  • Apparently, most vampires despise their existences and the state in which they've been put, and for the sake of imagination in stories, a lot of myths suggest that since garlic seems to spread odours around, the vampire would ''smell'' itself and be reminded by said smell that it's doomed to damnation and is ''nothing''.
  • The reputation of garlic as a vampire repellent goes back long before Stoker's relatively recent gothic creation. Why should this be? It's true that garlic has long been associated with health and life in general, however why should it ward off vampires rather than all undead? There are many competing theories as to the origin of the vampire story. Many have to do with disease. A recent theory tries to associate vampirism with rabies. This works well in general however it fails to explain convincingly the position of garlic in the myth. Instead it relies on the idea of rabies sufferers becoming fixated on the smell of garlic - an idea that could just as likely apply to the smell of coffee, not a known anti-vampire tool! Another theory is that vampirism can be seen as symbolic of mosquito bites - and garlic is known in folklore as a natural mosquito repellent. Mosquitoes suck blood and in doing so spread disease. So do vampires. Some of the symptoms of malaria - exhaustion, fever, anemia - are reminiscent of the reputed effects of being bitten by a vampire without being totally drained or turned. Garlic is a known insect repellent which reportedly works well against mosquitoes. This would fit well with the vampire folklore and gothic fiction.
  • doesnt ward off vampires but it will ward everyone off. not a fear it just has complete opposite taste of blood so its a bit not liked otherwise all myth.

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