Over the past few years, Pakistan has experienced a series of dengue outbreaks which have claimed hundreds of lives while putting millions of primarily-infected people at risk of developing potentially fatal forms of dengue due to the possibility of secondary infections in future. So make you safe from these diseases we decided to let you know the low cost, effective and beautiful solution.
This is a list of herbs and plants which you can plant in your house or in the room. It will not only make your room natural and beautiful but also repel mosquitoes.
1. Citronella ترنجيل
It’s one of the most common ingredients in most mosquito repellents. Strange enough though, many people don’t even know that citronella is actually a plant! Citronella is a beautiful perennial clumping grass that emits a strong aroma. That aroma masks other scents, and keeps mosquitoes from being attracted to things located around it.
2. Lemon Balmایک قسم کا سدا بہار پودینہ
A member of the mint family, the plant also known as horsemint and beebalm is a very easy plant for beginning gardeners to grow- even if you don’t have a green thumb!
Lemon Balm is a very hardy plant, it resists drought, and it grows well even in shade.
It is a very fast growing and sometimes aggressive plant, so you might want to contain it to a pot, where you can move it to wherever you like to ensure that it doesn’t take over your garden. An added bonus? You can dry the leaves and use them to make a delicious herbal tea!
3. Catnip پودینے کی قسم
Your feline friends will be happy to know that catnip is a great mosquito repellent .
In fact, in a 2010 study, researchers found that catnip is 10 times more effective than DEET, the ingredient commonly found in bug repellents.
It is a very easy plant to grow, and if you have cats in the house, they will surely be happy to have it around. Keep plants full by pinching the growing stems and flower buds when they appear.
4. Marigolds گل مریم
A bright, hardy annual plant, marigolds are a great choice for repelling mosquitoes. Marigolds
contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents, and they have a unique aroma which bugs find repulsive.
The flowers themselves are beautiful and can make a great border or addition to any flower bed. Try placing them around borders of your home, and mosquitoes might not want to cross over!
Top Tip: Companion plant marigolds with tomatoes. The insects hate them so much they’ll stay away from your beloved tomatoes.
5. Basil تلسی
Calling all cooks! Want a double whammy when it comes to mosquito protection? Plant some basil. Not only will you have a quick and easy mosquito repellent, you will also have a delicious fresh herb on hand to add to all of your favorite recipes.
There are many different varieties of basil around, so feel free to experiment and find the ones that you like best.
Many expert gardeners recommend trying lemon basil or cinnamon basil to deter insects. Plus basil is one of the easiest herbs to keep alive – even the biggest novice can manage it.
6. Lavender حُزام
You probably know that lavender is a gorgeous purple flowering plant with a soothing, calming scent. But, did you know that it is also a natural mosquito repellent?
Bouquet of lavender in a rustic decorative setting
Grow it indoors near a sunny window, or outside in your garden or flower bed to keep the bugs away.
While you’re at it, make a delicious herbal tea, or use lavender to fill your home with a wonderful calming aroma. There are so many reasons to grow lavender.
7. Peppermint پودینہ
Most bugs despise the smell and taste of peppermint, so planting it around your home is a great way to keep them from dropping by uninvited.
Plus, if you do happen to get bitten, peppermint leaves rubbed directly onto the skin make a great bite relief treatment.
An added bonus is the wonderful minty smell that makes a delicious addition to food and beverages.
8. Garlic لہسن
Unfortunately for all of us who love Italian food, studies have shown that eating garlic does not repel mosquitoes. (Unless, however, you were to eat a huge amount!) However, having garlic around.
Make sure to add some garlic to your flower bed or vegetable garden for added protection from mosquitoes.
Not only will you keep mosquitoes away, you’ll also have a whole load of garlic to flavor your food and for its incredible health benefits.
9. Pennyroyal تیز خوشبو والا پودینے.
The adorable pennyroyal flower is a natural deterrent for mosquitoes. Make sure to plant some around your flowerbeds.
Pennyroyal plants also make great groundcovers, and they attract a plethora of beautiful butterflies.
Some people even use pennyroyal to flavor certain fish dishes. As you can see, this plant has plenty of benefits.
10. Rosemary اکلیل کوہستانی
Rosemary is a beautiful flowering plant that is often used to flavor lamb or fish dishes, but did you know that it is also a natural mosquito repellent?
It’s perfect to add to your herb garden or flowerbed to keep bugs away, and it even attracts butterflies!
Plus you can simply snip a few springs off every time you need to add extra flavor to your lamb or steak.
11. Geraniums گل شمعدانی
This beautiful flowering plant is a great choice for mosquito repellent.
When planted in a hanging container, the colorful blooms will cascade over the side of the pot, providing a beautiful visual piece as well as a very useful bug repellent.
Note that geraniums don’t want too much water, otherwise their leaves will yellow and the plant can rot. Geraniums tolerate periods of dry soil much better than long periods of wet soil, so let the soil get fairly dry before providing additional moisture. Also, water the soil directly without wetting the leaves. Your geranium will thank you!
Bonus Tip #1:
Breaking the leaves of these plants and rubbing their oils directly onto your skin can amplify their positive effects on beating mosquitoes.