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Callicarpa - Beautyberry - source of insect repellent

Posted by chervil2 z5 MA (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 5, 13 at 18:40

I was wondering if anyone has personal experience of using freshly crushed leaves of beautyberry as an insect repellent? I appreciate your feedback in advance.

Here is a link that might be useful: Callicarpa insect repellent


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RE: Callicarpa - Beautyberry - source of insect repellent

Interesting... Looks very familiar but it seems that it don't gro as far north as Ohio. Unfortunately I don't have much experieince with this particular plant. Does it grow in NE OH? I know they use Plaintain for bug bites and even snake bites.. Jewel weed maybe. Garlic would probably work but not ur type of cologne aye? Very interesting, thanks for this thread! Hope this is helpful
Joe


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