Saturday, September 24, 2016

What plants to grow to repel mosquitoes? Help fight against zika virus and dengue fever!

What potted plants help to repel mosquitoes?
Pandan plant help to repel mosquitoes.
Pandan plant repels mosquitoes, hence help fight against zika virus and dengue fever.
The following very famous "Mosquito plant" does NOT repel mosquitoes. It is a myth.
Mosquito Plant does not deter mosquitoes

Due to the zika virus and dengue fever, I have done some research (via Internet and friends) to find out which plants help to repel mosquitoes.  I noticed that some plants can repel mosquitoes ONLY if you crush the leaves of the plant to release the odor. Hence, be careful about this point when you come across an article, telling you that a plant can repel mosquitoes.

One plant that can help to repel mosquitoes without crushing the leaves is Pandan. Yes, the Pandan as in those Pandan cake that we eat. In order to make it effective, have a several pots of Pandan around your home.  Importantly, it also depends on the wind direction and ventilation in your apartment.
Pandan plant repels mosquitoes, hence help fight against zika virus and dengue fever.
Pandan plant repels mosquitoes, hence help fight against zika virus and dengue fever.
I did not manage to find the scientific studies that Pandan repel mosquitoes.  But the following are the facts that I know of: /
  • It is common in South East Asia that people keep pandan leaves in the car boot to repel insects such as cockroaches.
  • I have a friend who has a bedridden husband.  She likes gardening; However she is concerned that his husband get bitten by mosquitoes, which can cause itchiness, putrid, hence many complications.  She has so many plants at home that the NEA officers actually placed some devices at her apartment, for a period of time, to check for the presence of mosquitoes. The verdict? "Not a single mosquito was detected," she claimed.  She contributed this to the several pots of Pandan located in her apartment.
  • Note that I did not manage to find any scientific studies that Pandan can repel mosquitoes. The above findings are based on words of mouth and personal accounts.

At this juncture, you may ask - does the very famous "Mosquito Plant" repel mosquitoes?  It is a myth; "Mosquito plant" does not repel mosquitoes.
Mosquito Plant does not deter mosquitoes
Mosquito Plant does NOT repel mosquitoes!

The above is my own research and findings.  You are welcome to comment such as your personal experience / findings, or whatever.  Your sharing will help protect us and our loved ones from zika virus and dengue fever.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

华文小组敬拜曲目2012(视听)-Chinese cell group worship songs (Video)

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01 一切歌颂赞美

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02 旷野中的赞美

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03 主啊!我到你面前

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04 一生爱你

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05 主我跟你走

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06 他是世界的光

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07 何等恩典

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08 你是弥赛亚

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09 你的恩典

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10 全地都当向神欢呼

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11 全然向你

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12 让赞美飞扬

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13 赞美之泉

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14 看见复兴

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15 耶和华是我牧者

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16 沙漠中的赞美

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17 深触我心

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18 深深爱你

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19 求主充满我

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20 满有能力

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21 这是耶和华所定的日子

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22 耶和华喜乐灵

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23 有耶稣在我心

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24 感谢我的救主

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25 主啊!我要全心来敬拜你

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26 诗篇117篇

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27 真正好

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28 主耶稣真正好

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29 我的心你要称颂耶和华

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30 这一生最美的祝福

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