Beat The Bites: 7 Indian Plants That Will Keep Your Home Mosquito-Free

By: FPJ Web Desk | August 19, 2023

World Mosquito Day is observed annually on August 20 to raise awareness about diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and their impact on human health. Mosquitoes cause life threatening diseases like Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue. Here are 7 Indian plants that might help you get rid of these mosquitoes naturally

Mint (Mentha) plants emit a strong scent that mosquitoes dislike. You can keep potted mint plants indoors or plant them in your garden to create a mosquito-repelling barrier

Marigold (Tagetes) is a bright and cheerful flowering plant that not only adds color to your garden but also contains pyrethrum, a natural insect repellent commonly used in mosquito repellent sprays. Planting marigolds in your garden can help deter mosquitoes and other insects

Curry Leaves are commonly used in Indian cuisine. This plant has a strong scent that acts as a natural mosquito repellent. Plant curry leaf shrubs in your garden or keep them in pots to deter mosquitoes

Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a sacred plant in India with several medicinal properties. It emits a strong aroma that repels flies and mosquitoes. Plant tulsi in pots or in your home garden and office to deter flies

Lavender (Lavandula) has a lovely scent that humans find appealing, but mosquitoes dislike it. Placing lavender plants near windows or entrances can help deter mosquitoes from entering your home

Lemongrass contains citronella oil, which is commonly used in mosquito repellent sprays and candles. The plant's fragrance is pleasant to humans but repels mosquitoes. Plant lemongrass in pots or in your garden, and place it near windows, doorways, or outdoor seating areas to deter mosquitoes

Neem has been used for centuries in India for its medicinal properties. Neem leaves and oil have mosquito-repelling properties. Burning neem leaves can help keep mosquitoes away

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