LARVICIDAL ACTIVITY OF HERBALS: A REVIEW

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  • Sonia Ninan Department of Pharmaceutics St James College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chalakudy, Kerala St James Hospital Trust Pharmaceutical Research Centre (DSIR Recognized), Chalakud

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Mosquitoes are the important and major blood-sucking vectors and it transmits parasites and pathogens which cause devastating impact on human beings. The most common diseases associated with mosquitoes are dengue fever, chikungunya, yellow fever and the worst, dengue hemorrhagic fever where Aedesaegypti is one of the mosquito species responsible for the transmission of these vector borne diseases . Natural products of plant origin are preferred over synthetic insecticides due to their eco-friendly nature.Plant essential oil have been valued as insecticides owing to their broad spectrum of activity. Mosquito control includes targeting the adult mosquito through spraying chemical insecticides or by killing the mosquito larvae before they emerge into adults via using synthetic larvicides or botanical extracts as an alternative larvicide. Keywords: Larvicidal activity,Herbal oil,Herbal extract

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2017-05-30

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