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Enjoy Turkish basil

Posted on 16 June 2017

basilicum tegen muggenThey are back! All over Istanbul at bars & restaurants: plants in little pots.

I love their aroma. Basil emits its aroma without crushing the leaves, and they are great to control mosquitoes; they hate basil aroma.

To keep the mosquitoes away from your body, rub a handful of crushed basil leaves on your skin.

Other mosquito-repelling herbs are: catnip, lavender, lemon balm (citronella plant), and rosemary.

 

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