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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 79-83
Bioline Code: tc06021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 79-83

 en Short communication- MOSQUITO REPELLENT ACTIVITY OF PIPER GUINEENSE check for this species in other resources AND XYLOPIA AETHIOPICA check for this species in other resources FRUITS OILS ON AEDES AEGYPTI
Adewoyin, F. B., Odaibo, A. B. and Adewunmi, C. O.

Abstract

Repellent activity of Piper guineense check for this species in other resources and Xylopia aethiopica check for this species in other resources fruits oils in liquid paraffin were evaluated against adult Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources in the laboratory. Results showed that repellency is dependent on both the concentration and time after application. P. guineense and X. aethiopica oils showed complete protection from mosquito bite for 2h at 35%(v/v) and 30% respectively. The activity of eucalyptus oil (positive control), a commercial repellent, at 30% was only able to protect for 2h. Both oils used could be applied as repellents where protection from mosquito bite is sought for, over a short period of time.

Keywords
Piper guineense, Xylopia aethiopica, volatile oils, Aedes aegypti, repellency

 
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