A method long used by organic gardeners who try to avoid toxic pesticides.
Now science tells us, some of what wise farmers have long known.
Study says herbs can act as 'natural pesticides'
Common herbs and spices show promise as an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional pesticides, scientists have told a major US conference.
The herb-based pesticides, at the moment, work in two different ways: some kill insects outright, while others repel them.The pesticides are made usually by mixing tiny amounts of two to four different herbs which are diluted in water.
Advantages to these herbs useage:
Insects are less likely to evolve resistance!
Safer for farm workers, who are at high risk for pesticide exposure!Better for the consumers!
"It comes down to what's good for the environment and what's good for human health."