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A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW ON ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS USED AS MOSQUITO REPELLENT

Payal Mittal*, Navpreet Kaur, Aniket Anand and Ekta Malik

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Mosquitoes are among the tiny insects in the culicidae family. The primary vectors of diseases including dengue fever, zika virus and malaria are enormous population of female mosquitoes, which are ectoparasites which depends on blood of human. Chemical substances that are insects repellents can reduce the number of mosquito bite. In addition, there are a variety of different forms of repellents in the market, including aerosols, moisturizers, creams and lotions roll-ons, coils, dup sticks, repellent liquids, and lamps. Before repellents were commercially available, people regularly used traditional methods to keep mosquitoes away from themselves. The leaves, roots, blooms of several plants are still used by many tribes and individuals in various ways to fight mosquitos and mosquito bites. The present investigation analyses conventional healthcare practises adopted by people in North India for keeping away mosquitoes. According to the most recent review on ethnobotanical strategies for mosquito repulsion, sacred basil, sweet basil, neem and the five leafed chaste tree are crucial to people living in North of India.

Keywords: Mosquito repellent, Antimalarial, Antioxidant, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial.


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