Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Marios Grogos
By Marios Grogos
April 22, 2021

How did they deal with plant diseases a few decades ago?

The pharmaceutical industry was not technologically ready to deal with all the dangers faced by plants. As a result, the plants and crops of the farmers met organic standards and the creation and use of preparations for the health of the plants were harmless to the environment. Then industrial development moved at breakneck speeds and the environment was adversely affected at the same rate.

Let us look at some simple ways to deal with the Phyto pathological diseases of our green friends and to the extent that we can take a turn at protecting the environment.

Organic Insecticide with Garlic and Oil

We can create an insecticide to treat this disease with the following materials:

• ½ bunch of one garlic  

• ½ dried ground onion

• ½ teaspoon red ground pepper

• 5 drops of detergent

•  ½ liter of water

How to make it:

• finely chop & grate the onion and garlic

• add pepper and ½ liter of water to the mixture

• mix well and let it soak for 1 hour

• pass the mixture through a sieve and strain the liquid

• add the soap to the clean liquid and mix to homogenize the ingredients.


Basic Soap Spray

•  ½ teaspoon biodegradable dishwashing liquid grated in ½ kg hot water

• 1 teaspoon white alcohol (be very cautious, flammable)

Mix well and spray. Repeat every week when needed.

It is mainly active on insects such as mites, mites, aphids, mealybugs and whiteflies. The soap penetrates the membrane of the body and makes the insect dry. We should pay special attention to the hot summer months because the preparation creates a crust on the surface of the leaf and does not breathe properly.


Lemon Spray

Peel a squash, grate it and cook for 10 minutes. Cool it and spray with it. Citric acid is effective in treating aphids as well as leaf polish.


Flour Spray

• 2 tablespoons general purpose flour in ½ kg hot water (deionized)

• 1 teaspoon grated green soap

Mix well and spray. Repeat when needed.

Flour powder becomes a sticky substance, which works like a sticky trap for insects or the insect eats it and acts on their digestive parts.


Onion spray

In traditional agriculture, it is used as a plant defense enhancer, as a fungicide and as an insecticide, especially against aphids and mites.

150g are used. Chop bulbs into 3 liters of water where they remain for 24 hours. The mixture is then boiled on low heat for 20 minutes, filtered and sprayed on the plants that have a problem.


Repellent Sprays

General purpose garlic-hot pepper spray:

• 3 cloves of garlic

• ½ onion

• 1 tablespoon grated red hot pepper

• or grated green soap

• ½ kg of water (preferably deionized)

Put the ingredients with a little water in a blender and beat until uniform. Add the remaining water and leave in a container for 24 hours. Then strain it and spray.


Organic Fungicide with Baking Soda

Dissolve in ½ liter of lukewarm deionized water, half a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Spray the infected plants well and make sure that the lower surfaces of the leaves are covered with liquid.

The spray is ideal for mildew infestations of roses (especially at this time of year when their leaves are the color of ash).

Marios Grogos
Marios Grogos
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