Mosquito repellent activity of essential oils of Hyptis suaveolens

Singh, Vineet; Shrivastava, Gaurav; Shukla, Sharad; shukla, Atul; Pandey, Vikas
August 2011
Journal of Pharmacy Research;Aug2011, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p2778
Academic Journal
Owing to the adverse effects of Mosquito repellant, there has been increasing need to search for natural and environment friendly Mosquito repellants of plant origin as agents of control of vector of malaria parasite. This study aimed to investigate the mosquito repellent activity of Hyptis suaveolens. Hyptis suaveolens also known as Ballota suaveolens, belonging to the family Lamiaceae (Mint family).The study of mosquito repellant activity from Hyptis suaveolens were divided into four parts , plant placement(semi field experiment) ,smoldering ,spraying and stick formation . The experiment was carried out in different places of Jabalpur city (M.P). Hyptis suaveolens was found to be very useful plant to overcome the problems related to synthetic mosquito repellants i.e. allergy, unpleasant smell & cost. Most important aspect of Hyptis suaveolens is, that it is easily available in rural are and hilly areas.


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