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Garlic has been shown to have antibiotic properties, and it is also a traditional remedy for high blood pressure. Shakespeare, for practical reasons, no doubt, cautioned his actors about eating too much of it. But Egyptian slaves wouldn't work without it, and Aristophanes claimed that it was an aphrodisiac. The ancient blind poet Homer credited garlic with saving Ulysses from Circe's pork barrel.