Synthesis of Herbal Substitute to Synthetically Developed Mosquito Repellents using Natural Products as Active Ingredients


Sushila Singhal ; Gargi Kaushik; Abhishek Aggarwal


Herbal, Mosquito Repellents, Eco Friendly, Oils


The herbal mosquito repellent formulations from major repellers of natural origin like lemongrass oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil, ginger, neem oil, saw dust, coconut husk, vitamin E oil, and other chemical were synthesized. The mosquito bites and synthesis of herbal repellents to minimize human mosquito contact have always been a dealing issue for the scientists and researchers. The mosquitoes are counted among the insects causing deadly diseases like malaria, yellow fever, filariasis, dengue etc. The scientists from various developed as well as developing countries keep on synthesizing better repellents that could work more efficiently than the available products. Keeping same in mind we too replaced some ingredients with our selected ingredients to synthesize an efficient repellent which is eco-friendly and nonirritant to humans and babies too. The following research project aimed at synthesisizing herbal substitute of mosquito repellent using natural active and inert ingredients. Herbal mosquito repellent cream sprays and coils were synthesized of significant protection time up to 30 minutes confirmed after the test on adult Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes. Each product was tested for 30 minutes and observations were recorded at time interval of 10 minutes each. The research project successfully yielded satisfactory product which were found to be safe and significantly active.

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Paper ID: NCILP046
Published in: Conference 1 : NCIL 2015
Publication Date: 16/10/2015
Page(s): 184-187

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