12 Herbs That Will Save You From Bug Bites

| 10/29/2019 5:39:00 PM

Ricardo ElisiárioDo you live year-round in the tropics or are you bound to a more temperate country? It’s roughly the same, for the summers can get pretty hot and equally buggy.

Since none of us rejoice with the flying buzz and vicious jaws of some little critters, let’s go over a few species of herbs that you can bring home, or add to your backyard, to save your skin from a night of poor, painful sleep.


Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

According to Hindu Mythology, basil is believed to ward off evil spirits. Seeing that the wicked spirits from primitive times can today be related to a number of things — one of them is disease-causing vectors — now you understand how it’s all connected.

The pervasive smell of the basil plant keeps pests and mosquitoes away. Put them outdoors, or anyplace you like to sit, and chill while keeping these little bloodsuckers away. Also, don’t be afraid to pluck out some leaflets and add them to your meals, for a master chef’s touch.

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

If you’re both a gardener and a foodie, here again, this is just the right pick for you. Did you know that the oil of oregano diluted with around 8 ounces of water acts as a repellent to malaria-causing mosquitoes? It surely does on regular application.

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