Send to

Choose Destination
J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1996 Sep;12(3 Pt 1):406-8.

Repellency of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) flowers against Aedes mosquitoes.

Author information

Malaria Research Centre, BHEL, Ranipur, Hardwar, India.


The repellent effect of Lantana camara flowers was evaluated against Aedes mosquitoes. Lantana flower extract in coconut oil provided 94.5% protection from Aedes albopictus and Ae. aegypti. The mean protection time was 1.9 h. One application of Lantana flower can provide more than 50% protection up to 4 h against the possible bites of Aedes mosquitoes. No adverse effects of the human volunteers were observed through 3 months after the application.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center