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Title: Mosquitocides of Argeratum conyzoides, Boscia salicifolia and Grewia monticola
Authors: Kazembe, TC
Nkomo, S
Keywords: Mosquitocides
Traditional medicine
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P29/00, A61P33/06
Abstract:  A. conyzoides, B. salicifolia and B. monticola plants used by some of the indigenous rural people of Hurungwe district, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe could be developed into useful mosquitocides. The dried, powdered leaves of A. conyzoides and B. monticola, and the dried powdered bark of B. salicifolia were each burnt on glowing charcoal to produce smoke that knocked down or killed laboratory-reared A. aegypti mosquitoes. B. salicifolia achieved 100% knockdown of the test mosquitoes within 20 minutes of application, whilst A. conyzoides and G. monticola achieved the 100% knockdown within 30 minutes. The plants could be used as bases for the production of mosquitocides. 
Page(s): 394-397
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]

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