Repellent properties of essential oils of Afromomum stipulatum (Zingiberaceae) from DR Congo against Anopheles gambiae
G.T. Mukungulu, D.D. Tshilanda, A.S.Vulama, N.JC. Khenda, G. N. Bongo, D.E. Musibono, K.N. Ngbolua, P.T. Mpiana
Corresponding Author : Pius T. Mpiana,
Faculty of Science, University of Kinshasa, P.O. Box. 190 Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Received : 2017-03-24 Accepted : 2017-04-24 Published : 2017-04-24
Abstract : Essential oils from different plant species were indicated to possess ovicidal, larvicidal and repellent properties against various insect species and are regarded as environmental compatible pesticides. In this study, essential oils of Afromomum stipulatum leaves, rhizomes, husk and seeds were evaluated for their repellent effect against malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae and their protection effect for human skin. The effective time of the repellent activity increased with concentration of oil. The highest protection time was found to be of one hour. The active compounds could be Î±-pinene, Î²-Pinene, Î²-Caryophyllen, Î±-humulene and caryophyllene oxide that were found as major compounds of these oils.
Keywords : Essential oils, ovicidal, larvicidal
Citation : Pius T. Mpiana, et al. (2017). Repellent properties of essential oils of Afromomum stipulatum (Zingiberaceae) from DR Congo against Anopheles gambiae. J. of Modern Drug Discovery and Drug Delivery Research. V4I3. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.897970
Copyright : © 2017 Pius T. Mpiana. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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