Monday, August 15, 2011

Utilizing plants and flowers as a mosquito repellent in order to decorate the house more comfortable

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

 If zodia more widely planted in pots, then planted an outdoor common geranium, although how to use the same, ie, by rocking the leaf blade, or blown by the wind or a fan, then out a distinctive fragrance (rather unpleasant). The smell comes from the content of which is owned geranium, citronella ie substances. Well, here's what citronella to repel mosquitoes.
Plant geraniums (Pelargonium citrosa) grew merumpun, many puppies. The leaves are green, anchor-shaped (like anchor), serrated leaf edge. The trunk contains a lot of water. Typically propagated by using cuttings seedling.
Geranium plants have at least three variants, namely Citrosa mosquito fighter, Cirosa queen of lemon, and Citrosa lady diana. Citrosa mosquito-old fighter had been fairly easy to find in the area around Bandung and Sukabumi. Grows wild around the field and used by village people. The leaves are taken and then inserted between the clothes in the cupboard. Usefulness to repel mosquitoes and moths, also gives a distinctive aroma. Now, the plant is re-hunted people, especially in an age where the pattern of life "back to nature" increasingly trendy.


Appearances lavender flowers are very attractive. Purple flowers into small pieces. Flowers issued a scent. This flower is often rubbed into the body to avoid mosquito bites. Propagation of plants lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is usually by using the seeds. The seeds are sown and healthy elderly. When you've grown, transferred to polybags. When the height reaches 15-20 cm, can be transferred into a pot or planted in the yard.
The presence 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

 During this time, lemongrass scent is used for mixing spices and herbal ingredients. However, it was especially fragrant lemon grass 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, terpene-terpene, terpene alcohols, organic acids, and especially is citronellal. Citronellal these substances have toxic properties of the contact. As a contact poison, it can cause death from loss of fluid is continuously so that mosquitoes dehydrate.
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 and 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 places where mosquitoes hide.
Plant fragrant lemon grass (Cymbopogon nardus) is growing berumpun 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. Stems not woody, ribbed, short ribs, and white. Root fibers.
Propagation is done by separation of cuttings seedling. Cuttings obtained by breaking the clumps that are large but not segmented. Poting some 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 attack of insects, particularly mosquitoes. The leaves are from plants called zodia (Evodia suaveolens). We know, this zodia native to Indonesia from Papua.
Why do mosquitoes afraid zodia? Zodia plants contain substances including family Rutaceae.Ia evodiamine and rutaecarpine. According to the Research Institute for Spices and Medicinal Plants (IMACRI), the oil distilled from the leaves contain linalool zodia 46 percent and apinene13.26 percent. Well, linalool is what serves as a mosquito repellent. According to Agus Kardinan (2004), leaf zodia able to dispel the mosquitoes for 6 hours, to expel the power (power protection) for more than 70 percent. In addition to effectively repel mosquitoes, scientists have recently discovered other benefits of zodia, such as healing headache, dysentery, and cancer cell killer. The flowers can also be used as a liniment to treat colds.
Zodia will release the scent when the leaves rub together. Place the plants in the vicinity of the wind into the room, can also in certain corners of the room, then blow with a fan. Quite fragrant aroma will come out. However, we should still be vigilant. Had zodia plants placed in the narrow room and little air circulation, can-can people who are on it too dizzy or drunk.
Typically, these plants are 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. Plant height when left free in the field could reach 200 cm. The leaves are beautiful, slightly yellowish green, long flat but flexible, and soothing eye could see.
Plants zodia also quite easy to reproduce, really, either through a branch cuttings and seeds. When it is flowering and seed, seed zodia will fall and grow around it. Only, the growth phase requires its own 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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