Evaluation of repellent action of Cymbopogan martinii martinii Stapf var sofia oil against Anopheles sundaicus in tribal villages of Car Nicobar Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

J Vector Borne Dis. Sep-Dec 2003;40(3-4):100-4.

Abstract

A field study was carried out to evaluate the mosquito repellent action of Cymbopogan martinii martinii Stapf var sofia oil in tribal village of Car Nicobar Island. Results revealed that application of 1 ml of the oil provided 98.7% protection in indoor and 96.52% in outdoor conditions during 12 h period of observation from the bites of An. sundaicus. Cymbopogan martinii martinii Stapf var sofia oil is an indigenous product, its application is safe and can be widely used for protection from malaria.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anopheles*
  • Cymbopogon*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Insect Repellents*
  • Plant Oils
  • Rural Population

Substances

  • Insect Repellents
  • Plant Oils