9 Mosquito repellent plants You Can Plant At Home

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Who does not get annoyed when bitten by a mosquito? In addition to causing itching and bumps in the skin, which is feared when the mosquitoes carry dangerous viruses such as malaria, dengue fever, even elephantiasis. The impact will be very dangerous is not it?

Can not be denied, despite having adverse effects on health, chemical-made mosquito repellent manufacturers with various preparations are still the main choice in repel mosquitoes. So, is there a safer and more natural way? Of course there is, namely by utilizing the following mosquito repellent plants!

1. Lavender

This mosquito repellent plant is certainly familiar enough in our ears. How not, the various air freshener products and mosquito repellent drug that often encountered many who use the scent of lavender.

Lavender has a fragrance that is very hated by mosquitoes because it contains a substance called linaleol acetate. The flowers are beautiful, suitable for ornamental plants that cool the eyes. In addition, the fragrant aroma offered by lavender flowers is also proven to overcome stress and make sleep more soundly.

2. Geranium

Geranium has a flower that is not less beautiful than the lavender. Efficacy as a mosquito repellent plant was no doubt.

In the leaves and geranium flowers contain geraniol and citronelol which has a pungent smell and is antiseptic so not favored mosquitoes and some other insects.

3. Basil

It seems the Indonesian people are almost entirely familiar with this one plant. In addition to having small black seeds that are often used as a mixture of ingredients for ice drinks, the plant basil also has a content of insect repellent eugenol, linalool and geraniol.

The main components of basil are volatile or yawn and have a sharp odor. Even if it smells for a while, it can cause dizziness and nausea. This reason makes mosquitoes reluctant to approach basil plant.

4. Suren

Suren includes a tree-shaped annual plant with a height of up to 20 meters. Suren leaves and bark flavorful smells are often used by farmers to dispel plant pest insects.

Unfortunately, its large size makes it less practical when planted at home as a mosquito repellent media. However, if you have a large home page, it could not hurt to plant it. In addition to be used as a mosquito repellent plant, large suren tree can also be used as a shade from the sun.

5. Rosemary
Rosemary leaves both fresh and dried are often used as a spice ingredient to reduce the stench of fish and meat dishes. In addition, the use of rosemary leaves in cooking is also able to create a distinctive aroma that invites taste.

But who would have thought, besides often used in the culinary world, rosemary leaves also have a property as a mosquito repellent plant thanks to its aroma similar to oil telon. Rosemary plants are also quite ideally placed in the room or bedroom, given the relatively small size and smell was not so sting.

6. Lemongrass

Plants that became one of the mainstay of this kitchening herb turned out to have the content of gerniol and citronellal substances that create a distinctive aroma and very hated mosquitoes.

If you do not want to bother planting in pots, then simply place some lemongrass stalks that have been geprek under the bed or in any place that is often infestation of mosquitoes. Want a more simple or practical? Apply pure lemongrass oil that can be obtained at the nearest pharmacy.

7. Marigold

Somehow, in Indonesia this plant is given the title of chicken dung flowers. Though the flowers are so beautiful and beautiful, much different than the title. Perhaps, the naming is due to the aroma of marigold flowers that are less savory, so identified with chicken manure.

Even so, the 'deficiency' marigold flowers that are able to make it as one of the mosquito repellent plants. Inside the marigold flowers contain a substance called pyrethrum, a compound that has proven effective in expelling insects including mosquitoes.

8. Catnip

Catnip has a natural substance called nepetalactone, that is the reason why this plant is highly despised by mosquitoes but is very much favored by cats. Even in many studies, its effectiveness in expelling mosquitoes or insects far outweighs diethyltoluamide (DEET), a chemical commonly used in commercial insecticides. Incredible is not it!

9. Mint Leaf

The refreshing mint aroma can not only calm the mind, but it is so effective when used as a mosquito repellent plant. Remarkably, according to a study in India, oil from mint leaves has the ability to kill larvae and eggs that have not hatched mosquitoes.

There are various ways that we can use to utilize mint leaves as mosquito repellent plants. Among them by planting mint leaves in the yard or putting it in the room, rubbing the leaves to the skin or a simpler that is by using a mint leaf oil that can be easily found in the market.

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