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plant-based repellents

Effectiveness of plant-based repellents against different Anopheles species: a systematic review

December 30, 2019 - 14:29 -- Open Access
Amin Asadollahi, Mehdi Khoobdel, Alireza Zahraei-Ramazani, Sahar Azarmi and Sayed Hussain Mosawi
Malaria Journal 2019 18:436, 21 December 2019

Plant-based repellents have been applied for generations in traditional practice as a personal protection approach against different species of Anopheles. Knowledge of traditional repellent plants is a significant resource for the development of new natural products as an alternative to chemical repellents. Many studies have reported evidence of repellant activities of plant extracts or essential oils against malaria vectors worldwide. This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of plant-based repellents against Anopheles mosquitoes.

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