Tick repellent substances in the essential oil of Tanacetum vulgare.

  title={Tick repellent substances in the essential oil of Tanacetum vulgare.},
  author={Katinka P{\aa}lsson and Thomas G T Jaenson and Peter Baeckstr{\"o}m and Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={45 1},
The repellent effect of the essential oils of flower heads of the aromatic plant tansy, Tanacetum vulgare L. (Asteraceae), originating from Sweden, was tested against host-seeking nymphs of the common tick Ixodes ricinus (L.). The essential oils were obtained by steam distillation (SD) and by using an online solvent extraction separation setup. Further fractionations of the SD oils were obtained by medium-pressure liquid chromatography on silica gel. The volatiles of the essential oils and the… CONTINUE READING
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