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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Disturbed by the presence of mosquitoes? Now, you do not have to bother spraying insecticide that is not necessarily safe. Just usea mosquito repellent plants.

Later, an outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) re-emerged in some areas. DHF is an acute infectious disease caused by dengue virus mainly affects children. The signs include sudden high fever, with bleeding manifestations and tendencies cause shock and death. Erad ication of mosquitoes usually by using synthetic insecticides as insect poison, whether it be insect repellent sprays, mosquito coils, as well as a topical anti-mosquito drugs, which of course contains chemical compounds.

In addition to insect repellent is sold, there are also anti-mosquito plants safer. Some of these plants zodia, geranium, lavender, and lemongrass fragrance. Want to know what plants like that?

If zodia more widely planted in pots, then planted an outdoor common geranium, though how to use the same, ie, by rocking the leaf blade, or blown by the wind or a fan, then out a distinctive fragrance (mildly unpleasant). The smell comes from the content of which is owned geranium, citronella ie substances. Well, here's a citronella to repel mosquitoes.

Plant geraniums (Pelargonium citrosa) grow as a group, many puppies. Green leaves, shaped anchor (like anchors), serrated leaf edges. The trunk contains a lot of water. Normally seedlings propagated by using cuttings.

Geranium plants have at least three variants, namely Citrosa mosquito fighter, Cirosa queen of lemon, and Citrosa lady diana. Grows wild in the surrounding fields and used by village people. The leaves are taken and inserted between the clothes in the cupboard. Usefulness to repel mosquitoes and moths, also gives a distinctive aroma. Now, the plant is again hunted people, especially in an age where the pattern of life "back to nature" increasingly trendy.

The appearance is very attractive lavender flowers. The flowers are small purple. This flower scent issue. This flower is often rubbed into the body to avoid mosquito bites. Propagation of plants lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) usually by means of seeds. The seeds are sown old and healthy. When you've grown, were transferred to polybags. When the height reaches 15-20 cm, can be moved into a pot or planted in the yard.

The existence of plant lavender essential oil distiller invited to distill the flowers. Lavender oil is often used as aromatherapy. In fact, in some houses, lavender oil is placed in the living room

Lemongrass Scented (Serai WANGI)
During this time, lemongrass fragrance used for mixing spices and medicinal materials. However, it was especially fragrant lemongrass stalks and leaves can also be used as a mosquito repellent. Yes, the article of this fragrant lemongrass plants contain substances such as geraniol, metilheptenon, terpenes, terpene, terpene alcohols, organic acids, and especially is citronellal. Citronellal substance has toxic properties of the contact. As a contact poison, it can cause death from loss of fluids continuously so that the mosquito body hydrated.

In simple we can make a fragrant lemongrass extract. How, to provide 1 kg of leaves and stems of fragrant lemongrass, then wash and drain until dry. Enter in a blender, then puree. Enter the result blenderan into 250 ml of water, then soak overnight. After that, strain and put into the bottle, then dilute with aquades.
To use, pour the fragrant lemongrass extract into the sprayer, then spray into a place where mosquitoes hide.

Plant fragrant lemon grass (Cymbopogon nardus) growing in groups with a high of about 50-100 cm. Single leaf frayed, up to 1 meter long, 1.5 cm wide, the bottom a bit rough, leaves the bone alignment. No woody stems, ribbed, short ribs, and white. Root fibers.

Propagation is done by splitting cuttings saplings. Cuttings obtained by breaking large clumps but not segmented. Poting partial leaf cuttings or subtract up to 3-5 cm from the leaf midrib. Some roots are also reduced, and leave about 2.5 cm below the neck root. After that, planted in the yard.

People used to rub the skin with Papua certain leaves before entering the forest. The point to be protected from the attacks of insects, especially mosquitoes. The leaves are from plants called zodia (Evodia suaveolens). We know, this zodia native plants originating from Papua Indonesia.

Why do mosquitoes afraid of zodia? Zodia plants contain substances including family Rutaceae.Ia evodiamine and rutaecarpine. According to the Research Institute for Spices and Medicinal Plants (IMACRI), oil is distilled from the leaves contain linalool zodia 46 percent and apinene
13.26 percent. Well, linalool is what serves as a mosquito repellent. According to Agus Kardinan (2004), leaf zodia able to dispel mosquitoes for 6 hours, to expel the power (power protection) by more than 70 percent. In addition to effectively repel mosquitoes, scientists recently discovered other benefits of zodia, such as a headache remedy, dysentery, and cancer cell killer. The flowers can be used as a liniment to treat colds.

Zodia will release the scent when the leaves rub together. Place the plant in the vicinity of the wind into the room, could also be in a certain corner, then blow with a fan. The aroma is quite fragrant too will come out. Nevertheless, we still must be vigilant. Had zodia plants placed in the narrow room and the little air circulation, can-can people who are on it too dizzy or drunk.

Typically, these plants were planted in pots, and used as indoor plants (indoor plant). However, both can also be directly planted in the yard. In fact, it could provide its own coolness. Higher plants if left free in the field can reach 200 cm. The leaves are beautiful, slightly yellowish green, long flat but flexible, and soothing the eye that sees.

Plants propagated zodia also quite easy, really, either through branch cuttings and seeds. When it is flowering and seed, seed zodia will fall and grow around it. It's just a phase of growth requires individual attention. If direct sun, might even die. Conversely, when less sunlight is not exactly healthy growth. These plants will thrive when it is developed in areas that are pretty cool.

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