Efficacy of plectranthus amboinicusas as a mosquito repellant
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Plectranthus, Insect Repellants
In traditional practice, oregano leaves are crushed or shredded, and are scattered in the area to be protected from mosquitoes. The effectiveness of this method was tested using a set up based on the high throughput screening system utilized by the WHO in their guidelines for the efficacy testing of spatial repellents. Trials were done with a variation in the length of exposure to the active ingredient. In the 5 minute exposure experiment, 60% of the trial showed no response to Oregano, while 40% showed an attractant activity. In the 20 minute trials, both showed repellent activity.
Mutia, G. A.,
Narvaza, J. E.,
Nazareno, I. A.,
Nicolas, P. P.,
Oafallas, M. I.,
Oliveros, K. S.,
Ondis, R. H.,
Ongkingco, R. B.,
Efficacy of plectranthus amboinicusas as a mosquito repellant.
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