Monday, August 15, 2011

Anti Mosquito Plants and Uses


No wonder, since the first case discovered in Surabaya in 1969 to the present, the disease dengue fever never seemed to be suppressed. Likewise, the number of victims. Along with the outbreak of Dengue Fever cases, people usually choose a practical way of using anti-mosquito liquid or gas.


Although quite effective, anti-mosquito species are at risk because of their chemical ingredients. Therefore, it could not hurt us to choose a more environmentally friendly, ie, use mosquito repellent plants. Plant life is the type of mosquito repellent plants in the living conditions could dispel the mosquitoes.


The ability of these plants as mosquito repellent can be considered special.The reason is the strong scent of this plant, which allegedly do not like insects.


The use of this plant is fairly easy, which is fairly placed indoors or planted in the yard. There also are used as raw material liquid liniment and anti-mosquito.
Some types of mosquito repellent plants among fragrant lemon grass, vetiver, zodia, geranium, and lavender.





Serai Wangi Though more popularly used for the seasoning mix ingredients and herbs, stems and fragrant leaves of lemon grass can be used as a mosquito repellent.These plants contain substances geraniol, metilheptenon, terpenes, terpene-alcohols, organic acids, and particularly citronellal. Citronellal these substances have toxic properties of the contact (smell). As a contact poison, it can cause death in mosquitoes due to loss of fluid continuously.


Vetiver Based on this research, the use of extracts of vetiver oil proved effective in controlling the mosquito Aedes aegypti and Anopheles aconitus. Toksitas test showed, vetiver extract with a concentration of 0.20 and 0.25 percent are able to kill larvae of mosquitoes Aedes aegypti within approximately two hours.


Zodia Papuan people used to rub the skin with certain leaves before entering the forest. It means that they are protected from attacks of insects, especially mosquitoes. The leaves are from plants called zodia (Evodia suaveolens). In recent years, zodia popular as an ornamental plant as well as mosquito repellent.


Why do mosquitoes scared zodia? Zodia including family Rutaceae plants, which contain substances and rutaecarpine evodiamine. According to the Research Institute for Spices and Medicinal Plants (IMACRI), the oil distilled from the leaves contain linalool zodia apinene 46 per cent and 13.26 per cent.Linalool is what serves as a mosquito repellent. Able to banish the leaf zodia mosquitoes for 6 hours, with power protection for more than 70 percent.


Zodia will naturally release the scent when the leaves rub against each other.Place plants around the window or door where the wind can enter the room.Can also be placed at the corner of the room, then blow with a fan. Quite fragrant aroma will come out. However, we must be vigilant when plant zodia placed in a small room with little air circulation, can-can people who are on it too dizzy or drunk.




Geranium Studies on extracts of Geranium radula thrust against the mosquito Aedes aegypti in the laboratory causes DB Insecticide Testing Reservoir Research Center of Disease Vectors Salatiga, Central Java. To see how effective concentration of the extract of Geranium radula, observed number of mosquitoes that landed on top of the fist is not and has been smeared by the plant extract.


Extracts of Geranium radula used does not cause irritation to the skin after tested on five people. During each test also measured abiotic factors such as body temperature, air temperature, and humidity. The data obtained is processed using the test Two Ways ANAVA followed Tukey's test. Results showed that the effective concentration of the mosquito Aedes aegypti refuse is 80 percent.


Lavender From his appearance, lavender is very interesting. The flowers are small purple colored, and issued a fragrant aroma. This flower is often rubbed into the body-rub to avoid mosquito bites. Not surprisingly, some anti-mosquito products topical use of lavender as one of the ingredients.
The content of essential oils in lavender are also often used for aroma therapy






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