Evaluation of smoke from mosquito coils containing Malaysian plants against Aedes aegypti

Ibrahim Jantan, Z. M. Zaki, A. R. Ahmad, R. Ahmad

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Abstract

Nineteen mosquito coil formulations, each containing a different plant, were prepared and investigated for their knock-down and 24-h mortality values against Aedes aegypti. Among them, only Azadirachta indica, Fernandao adenophylla, Eurycoma longifolia, Aloe vera and Cymbopogon nardus showed moderate knock-down (KD) values, though the mortality values were insignificant. When D-trans-allethrin (0.01-0.1%) was added, the coils showed dose-dependent KD50, KD90 and mortality values. At 0.1% D-trans-allethrin concentration, the coils showed KD values comparable with those of a reference commercial mosquito coil containing a same amount of pyrethroid, while C. nardus coil exhibited significantly shorter KD values. The mortality values observed with coils of C. nardus, A. vera and A. indica containing 0.1% D-trans-allethrin were significantly greater than that of the reference coil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalFitoterapia
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999

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Keywords

  • Aedes aegypti
  • Aloe vera
  • Azadirachta indica
  • Cymbopogon nardus
  • Malaysian plants
  • Mosquito knocking-down and killing effects

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  • Pharmacology

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Evaluation of smoke from mosquito coils containing Malaysian plants against Aedes aegypti. / Jantan, Ibrahim; Zaki, Z. M.; Ahmad, A. R.; Ahmad, R.

In: Fitoterapia, Vol. 70, No. 3, 01.06.1999, p. 237-243.

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Jantan, Ibrahim ; Zaki, Z. M. ; Ahmad, A. R. ; Ahmad, R. / Evaluation of smoke from mosquito coils containing Malaysian plants against Aedes aegypti. In: Fitoterapia. 1999 ; Vol. 70, No. 3. pp. 237-243.
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