Efficacy of plant extracts and oils as mosquito repellents.

  title={Efficacy of plant extracts and oils as mosquito repellents.},
  author={Walborg Thorsell and A Mikiver and I Malander and H{\aa}kan Tun{\'o}n},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  volume={5 4},
Some natural products, extract of Achillea millefolium (yarrow), birch/pine tar-, citronella-, clove-, eucalyptus-, geranium-, lavender-, lily of the valley- and peppermint oils have been tested for repellency in the laboratory against Aedes aegypti and in the field predominantly against Aedes communis and A. cinereus. The laboratory tests showed that yarrow extract exhibited a similar repellency as the reference substances N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide and N,N-diethyl-mandelic acid amide. A good… CONTINUE READING


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