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Insect repellant herbs

Posted by Dawn 
Insect repellant herbs
March 11, 2007 06:40PM

Another interesting and handy web page.

Re: Insect repellant herbs
March 22, 2007 02:04PM
Hi Dawn,
You just made my day with this chart, as it has answered a few of my problems.Our animals have had a bad time with fleas The vet told us this is the worst year hes known for fleas.We have done every thing possible,some ideas in this chart are very helpfull so will give them a try.By the way Dawn what is Rue Its a new one on me is it an old one and what sort of flavour does give Thank you Cass.
Re: Insect repellant herbs
March 22, 2007 02:13PM
It has a very bitter flavour. It is not a culinary herb. The very name gives a warning of it's nature: rue = regret. I'm not surprised it would rid anything of fleas; it would rid everything from everywhere with it's pungeant smell. Here's a novel thought: rub some into your dog's fur, and he will keep running, trying to get away from the smell. A good exercise 'machine'. grinning smiley
Re: Insect repellant herbs
March 22, 2007 04:10PM
Hello Cass,
You can see a picture of what Rue looks like at the bottom of this web page -
<[]; and as Lorna says it's pretty pungent so you'd need to be very cautious if using on animals! However, it does suggest you can use it in a culinary manner albiet sparingly to "give unusual muskiness to cream cheese, egg and fish dishes".

If you are wanting to track some down you can e-mail: and they can direct you to your nearest supplier.

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