Formulation and evaluation of eco-friendly handmade herbal mosquito repellent cone

Authors

  • Virendra Kumar Singh BN College of Pharmacy, Bakshi Ka Talab, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. 226201
  • Ramesh Kumar Singh BN College of Pharmacy, Bakshi Ka Talab, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. 226201
  • Bharat Mishra Rameshwaram Institute of Technology & Management, Lucknow
  • Divyani Singh Hygia institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Faizullahganj, Prabhandh Nagar, Lucknow, (U.P.). 226020

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47957/ijpda.v9i4.488

Keywords:

Mosquito repellent, contagious diseases, burning time

Abstract

A mosquito belongs to the insect-family Culicidae, order Diptera, suborder Nematocera and class Insecta. Mosquito act as vector which carries many disease causing parasites and viruses. Preventing mosquito spread is immensely necessary to stop spread of various contagious diseases. Now days, uses of plant based mosquito repellent have increased as synthetic repellents contains many noxious chemicals which can cause possible toxicity like skin toxicity and causes swelling, redness, itching and many health problems. The herbal mosquito repellent cones were prepared by using saw dust, cow dung, gum acacia, neem powder, eucalyptus powder and lemon grass powder. Lemon grass has insecticidal property. Saw dust increases the combustion. Gum acacia act as binder. Cow dung shows antioxidant and mosquito repellent property. Neem has mosquito repellent property. Herbal mosquito repellent cone were prepared by hand rolling method. The evaluation parameters of herbal mosquito repellent cone contain burning time (min), smoke visibility, odor, irritation test, ash weight (g.) and mosquito repellent activity. The formulation LNC containing lemon grass powder along with neem powder and cow dung in equal ratio shows best activity and maximum effectiveness in reducing mosquito number in comparison with all other formulations. In present study, the powders used in formulation were herbal based and eco-friendly and producing no side-effect on use. Here an attempt has been made to find out the novel formulation of different herbal plant powders containing alone and with combination for mosquito repellent cone.

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2021-12-31
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Singh, V. K. ., R. K. . Singh, B. . Mishra, and D. . Singh. “Formulation and Evaluation of Eco-Friendly Handmade Herbal Mosquito Repellent Cone”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 9, no. 4, Dec. 2021, pp. 230-5, doi:10.47957/ijpda.v9i4.488.

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