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Title: Mosquitocides of <i style="">Argeratum conyzoides</i>, <i style="">Boscia salicifolia</i> and <i style="">Grewia monticola</i>
Authors: Kazembe, TC
Nkomo, S
Keywords: Mosquitocides
Traditional medicine
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>:</b> A61K36/00, A61P29/00, A61P33/06
Abstract: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="City"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"> <i style="">A. conyzoides, B. salicifolia</i> and <i style="">B. monticola</i> 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 <i style="">A. conyzoides</i> and <i style="">B. monticola,</i> and the dried powdered bark of <i style="">B. salicifolia</i> were each burnt on glowing charcoal to produce smoke that knocked down or killed laboratory-reared <i style="">A. aegypti</i> mosquitoes. <i style="">B</i>. <i style="">salicifolia </i>achieved 100% knockdown of the test mosquitoes within 20 minutes of application, whilst <i style="">A. conyzoides </i>and<i style=""> G. monticola </i>achieved the 100% knockdown within 30 minute<i style="">s</i>. The plants could be used as bases for the production of mosquitocides.&nbsp; </smarttagtype></smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Description: 394-397
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(2) [April 2010]

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