Natural Repellents for Mosquitoes

The presence of mosquitoes is very disturbing, even dangerous. Use insect killers fear the side effects of the chemicals they contain. There are more natural ways to repel mosquitoes, using mosquito repellent plants.

The presence of mosquitoes is very disturbing, even dangerous. Use insect killers fear the side effects of the chemicals they contain. There are more natural ways to repel mosquitoes, using mosquito repellent plants

Here are some plants that can be used to repel mosquitoes:

Lavender

Plants from the Swiss Alps, it was already known as the raw material of anti-mosquito lotion. Purple flowering plant is not preferred because it contains linalool mosquitoes and lynalyl acetate. To avoid mosquito bites, rub lavender flowers to the body.

Not only as a mosquito repellent, lavender essential oil in also often used for aroma therapy. Lavender can be grown in pots. If necessary, decorate your room with potted lavender, so mosquitoes are reluctant to come.

Zodia

The indigenous plants including family Rutaceae, containing evodiamine and rutaecarpine substances that serve as mosquito blocker that can last for 6 hours. Ordinary Papuans rub the leaves on the body before entering the forest to avoid insects.

To avoid mosquito invasion, put zodia in home ventilation, can also be placed near the fan. A gust of wind will make zodia aroma spread throughout the room and repel mosquitoes. But avoid putting zodia in a small room with limited air circulation, because the aroma zodia can make dizzy.

Geranium (Pelargonium Hortorum)

Geranium or pelargonium, containing geraniol and citronellol which can repel mosquitoes. Planting geraniums in a pot and put it in a place exposed to the wind. When the leaves of Geranium rubbing, scent will smell and make the mosquitoes away.

A study showed that extracts of geranium radula is able to resist the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Only by applying these plant extracts on the body, the dengue causing mosquitoes away. Remarkably, geranium extract also does not cause skin irritation.

Rosemary

Rosemary produce scents that are not liked by mosquitoes. These plants grow well in the sun, but when necessary Rosemary can be put near the window. To use, rub a needle-shaped leaves on the skin.

Serai

Probably not many people know that if the plant is often used as a cooking ingredient is able to kill mosquitoes, because it contains geraniol and citronellal.

Mosquito Citrosa

Plant origin of windmill has concentrated aromas like lemon so unwelcome insects. Mosquito Citrosa love the sun and do not require special treatment. But these plants are hard to find in the market.

Marygold

Plant with vibrant flowers: yellow, red, and orange are found in Indonesia and known as tai kotok. Marygold has two types, ie, Tagetes erecta and Tagetes patula.

Awful smell could actually repel mosquitoes. With the beautiful flowers, there’s nothing wrong if Marygold on display in one corner of the room.

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