Mosquito plant?

Permacltur permacltur at
Sun Mar 16 19:46:53 EST 1997

Moreover pennyroyal oil is supposed to work as a repellant and does to a
large degree in my personal experience.  Some lower class mosquitos with
poor taste seem to get through it, but maybe 1 percent of what the arm
without it experiences.

We often grow pennyroyal for that prupose.  Harvest the fresh leaves, cram
them in a brown jar, cover with some kind of vegetable oil (well I suppose
fish oil would work if that floats y our boat), and leave in the sun all
day.  Keep in a dark place.  Different batches work with different
success.  I'd suggest using plants that have reached sexual maturity as
that sometimes triggers the production of anti-insect c hemicals.

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