Abirami, G and Yasotha, P and Pachiyappan, K M (2019) METHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF MEDICINAL HERBS AS A POTENTIAL SOURCE FOR DEVELOPING MOSQUITO REPELLENT FABRICS. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 8 (2). pp. 990-997. ISSN 2277– 7105

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One of the major life threatening deadly diseases are caused by
mosquitoes. Apart from the nuisance, the mosquitoes cause severe
health problems to human beings. Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the
major deadly diseases like chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever etc.
These mosquito borne diseases can be highly witnessed in all over the
world. According to World Health Organization (WHO) there are more
than 700000 deaths every year caused by these mosquitoes.
Commercially available synthetic mosquito repellents can cause toxic
to skin and lungs of human, and it is toxic when it is left on earth.
Mosquito repellent from naturally available sources are abundant on
earth. Health care fabrics have gained a massive attention in today’s market because of its
need among public life and safety. Hence the current study focuses to explore the mosquito
repellency of natural plant source such as Calatropis gigantea, Datura metal, Andrographis
paniculata and Carica papaya. The methanol extracts of these selected herbs were tested for
mosquito repellency using the standard cage test method. The Calatropis gigantea extract
shows the maximum mosquito repellency of 95 ± 1.5 against Aedes aegypti. The optimized
extract of Calatropis gigantea was used for finishing cotton fabrics with two different GSM
(Grams per square meter). The finished fabrics were further analyzed for its wash durability
up to 20 washes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aedes aegypti, mosquito repellent, calatropis gigantea, fabric.
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Costume Design and Fashion
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 10:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 10:06
URI: http://ir.psgcas.ac.in/id/eprint/1735

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