The formulation of the essential oil of Piper aduncum Linnaeus (Piperales: Piperaceae) increases its efficacy as an insect repellent.

@article{Mamood2017TheFO,
  title={The formulation of the essential oil of Piper aduncum Linnaeus (Piperales: Piperaceae) increases its efficacy as an insect repellent.},
  author={Siti Nur Hanis Mamood and Othman Hidayatulfathi and Siti Balkis Budin and G Ahmad Rohi and Mohd Hanif Zulfakar},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2017},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={
          49-57
        }
}
The essential oil (EO) of Piper aduncum Linnaeus, known as 'sireh lada' to locals Malaysian, has the potential to be used as an alternative to synthetic insect repellents such as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. However, the EO's efficacy as a repellent decreases after application due to the high volatility of its active ingredients. A number of studies have showed that optimizing the formulation of plant-based EOs can improve their efficacy as repellents. The present study sought to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING