11
May
2009
Plants and mosquitoes
Curiosity

Tree Melia azedarach L. Obtained an oil which, if we ungem, because mosquitoes away flavor. The oil is not toxic to humans.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and scented geraniums (Pelargonium odoratissimum) emit a smell not very loved by mosquitoes. Lavender attracts bees and butterflies instead.

Another remedy to keep mosquitoes away is to not leave water in the vessels of the flowers on the terrace, because mosquitoes lay their eggs in water or put a small copper wire in the flask of water each plant (the allegedthat we would have a mosquito copper wire, ... This year was an experiment and I).

Tomato fish are predators of mosquito larvae, if you have a pond and want to enjoy it, put some red fish in it.

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Pomegranate - Punica granatum

Uses are numerous, especially in oriental tradition. Pomegranate juice is a common drink, rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. This juice is called granatina thick and sweet, syrup used in the past for the preparation of cocktails. Juice is also used as an antiseptic and if light is applied to wounds.

 
The concentrate of Sambucus nigra fruit is a good food color.

University Lower Danube of Galati has conducted a study that refers to obtaining concentrates from elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and characterize their chromatic and phenol.

 
Rice plants resistant to arsenic

Rice is the raw material supply for more than 80% of the world population, although production is declining in Bangladesh, India and parts of East and South Asia, due to toxic levels of arsenic in soil.

 
Canola oil

In 1974, Baldur Steffanson a teacher at the University of Manitoba is introducing a new variety of Brassica napus with a low erucic acid and has been called - canola. Canola is a compound word of 'Can ada il l ow of a CID'.

 
Global warming, a false theory

'Global warming, a false theory' - and journalist says botanist David Bellamy.

In the last 10 years has increased the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere of 5%, this phenomenon has no influence on global average temperatures.

 
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