6 Mosquito Repellent Plants: Natural Mosquito Repellents
Anti-mosquito plants as natural mosquito repellents are more needed when entering the rainy season. Mosquitoes are dangerous little animals that can transmit a variety of serious diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever, so keeping them out of your home with plants is a natural way to go. Various mosquito repellent plants can not only be planted, but some can also be used as traditional mosquito repellents that are safe and harmless to humans.
The best way to repel mosquitoes at home is to plant mosquito repellent plants. In total there are eight (8) plants that we list as natural mosquito repellent plants and the pictures that you can see directly are as follows:
With the content of rutaecarpine and evodiamine in the leaves of the zodia plant, mosquitoes and other insects will be far from us and our homes. For those who have been bitten by mosquitoes or other insects, try rubbing zodia leaves into the skin of the body. To plant it, this plant can be planted in a pot and usually when exposed to the wind, the aroma will spread more easily. Zodia is probably the most recommended mosquito repellent plant we currently recommend. Besides being easy in terms of maintenance, the smell is very disliked by mosquitoes.
Lemongrass or citronella is often used for cooking and apart from its delicious function, mosquitoes will be repelled by the presence of this plant. This is due to the presence of citronella and geraniol substances contained in this plant and the two aromas of these substances are not liked by mosquitoes. However, lemongrass is not a suitable plant when planted in pots because it is more suitable to be planted in the ground. Lemongrass plants will grow more fertile in the garden or yard of an ordinary house. Even more fortunately, lemongrass growth can run on its own without special care because it is very suitable for Indonesia’s tropical climate. The citronella plant has red stems, so it is commonly called red lemongrass.
With other names called honje and kantan, the kecombrang plant is one of the best types of mosquito repellent plants. The fruit, seeds, and flowers of the kecombrang plant are usually more used to complement dishes because they function as spices in spicy and chili dishes. Plants that can be used as ornamental plants also have beautiful colors and planting them in the yard will keep the house away from naughty mosquitoes.
Lavender flowers are usually used as aromatherapy and humans really like its relaxing smell. However, this ornamental plant is apparently very disliked by mosquitoes. This has been proven by the presence of an anti-mosquito lotion that contains lavender extract in it. Coming from the Alps in Switzerland, the ingredients that make this flower repel mosquitoes are the aromas of daro linalool and lynalyl acetate. It is said that a swarm of mosquitoes will leave the moment they smell the lavender because it can make them dizzy.
The rosemary plant is one of the mosquito repellent ornamental plants and the aroma is very similar to eucalyptus oil and telon oil. Both of these oils are usually used by applying it to the skin because it can prevent mosquito bites. Rosemary is also known to be effective in repelling mosquitoes and how to plant it in pots or directly on the ground. If you decide to plant rosemary, make sure this plant gets enough sunlight and water to thrive. To treat mosquito bites, rosemary leaves can be rubbed into the skin. We also provide rosemary seeds if you are interested. Rosemary is very popular in our store because of its various benefits, one of which is its health benefits.
Vetiver or vetiver or vetiver grass are also included in the category of the best mosquito repellent plants which are almost the same as lemongrass which are not suitable when planted in a pot. This type of plant is a wild plant that can be planted in the yard. It is said that the smell produced by this plant is stinging so that mosquitoes will not dare to approach when they smell this smell. Many people believe that vetiver is a plant that can prevent dengue or dengue fever because the scent of this plant is more disliked by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
Many may not be familiar with the geranium plant, but actually this plant is known as Tapak Dara in a number of areas in Indonesia (we’ve discussed it here). Mosquitoes are afraid and will avoid this plant because it contains citronellol and geraniol substances contained in this plant. The good news is that these two powerful mosquito repellents can be easily blown away by the wind so that the scent that mosquitoes don’t like can spread to the surrounding area. This plant can be placed outdoors or indoors because the room will be filled with the aroma of plants quickly. It’s just that, for maximum results, place the plant near a window or other place where it is easily blown by the wind so that the aroma spreads more quickly.
Those are a series of recommendations for good plants planted to repel mosquitoes. Consider having these natural mosquito repellent plants. In addition to the eight plants above, various types of basil (for example lemon basil) and also various types of marigolds are also known as mosquito repellent plants.