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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 24  |  Page : 320-322

Oviposition deterrent activity from the ethanolic extract of Pongamia pinnata, Coleus forskohlii, and Datura stramonium leaves against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefaciatus


1 Department of Pharmacognosy, PES College of Pharmacy, 50 Feet Road, Hanumanth Nagar, Bangalore - 560 050, India
2 National Institute of Malaria Research, ICMR, Near Trumpet Bus Stop, Bangalore - 561 102, India

Correspondence Address:
S Swathi
PES College of Pharmacy, 50 Feet Road, Hanumanth Nagar, Bangalore - 560 050
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1296.71796

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Mosquitoes are responsible for spread of many diseases than any other group of arthropods. Diseases such as malaria, filariasis, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), and chikunguinya are real threat to mankind. In the present study, ethanolic extracts of leaves of Pongamia pinnata, Coleus forskohlii, and Datura stramonium were evaluated for oviposition deterrent activity against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. The oviposition deterrent tests of ethanolic extract of Pongamia pinnata, Coleus forskohlii, and Datura stramonium leaves reduced egg laying by 97.62%, 77.3%, 100% against Aedes aegypti and 59.10%, 39.22%, 82% against Culex quinquefasciatus at higher concentration (0.1%).


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