Activities of Some Nigerian Medicinal Plants against Aedes aegypti

  title={Activities of Some Nigerian Medicinal Plants against Aedes aegypti},
  author={Adeleke Clement Adebajo and Funmilayo Gladys Famuyiwa and J. John and Ekemini Sunday Idem and Adebowale Olusoji Adeoye},
  journal={Chinese Medicine},
Extracts and constituents of medicinal plants have proven to be biodegradable, had low mammalian toxicity and induction of resistance, and comparable activities to the standard drugs. [...] Key Result Extracts of B. sapida stem bark, Costus specious root and Xylopia aethiopica seed, with LC50 1.71, 1.47 and 1.49 mg/ml at 48 h, respectively, were the most active and had significant activities that were comparable to Endosulphan. Hence, they may be used as plant larvicides in the control of dengue and yellow…Expand

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