2012
DOI: 10.2987/11-6181.1
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Potential of the Bush Mint, Hyptis suaveolens Essential Oil for Personal Protection Against Mosquito Biting

Abstract: We studied the potential of the essential oil extract from the bush mint, Hyptis suaveolens, for use against mosquito biting under both laboratory and field conditions. In the laboratory, the repellency of various concentrations (1-6%) of the essential oil was assessed against Anopheles gambiae, based on a 15-min landing and biting on treated forearms of volunteers. In the laboratory, the percentage of mosquitoes landing on the forearm was 42, 33, 23, 23, 9, and 2 for 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%, and 6% essential oil c… Show more

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“…When tested in field conditions, this concentration repelled 100% of mosquitoes present in the test areas the first 15 minutes postapplication [11]. In the present study, 10% H. suaveolens essential oil induced also the maximal repellency rate.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 62%
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“…When tested in field conditions, this concentration repelled 100% of mosquitoes present in the test areas the first 15 minutes postapplication [11]. In the present study, 10% H. suaveolens essential oil induced also the maximal repellency rate.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 62%
“…Comparative study conducted on the efficacy of insect repellents against mosquito bites demonstrated that higher concentrations of DEET provided longerlasting protection [13]. As for DEET, higher concentration of H. suaveolens essential oil provided also longer-lasting protection [11]. In the present study, 10% H. suaveolens essential oil and a formulation containing 30% DEET provided similar protection time amounting to at least 5 hours.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 60%
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“…The MIC range of between 0.5 mL/mm and 0.125 mL/mm were reported for essential oil H. suaveolens [23]. Essential oils of H. suaveolens showed mortality towards Trypanasoma congoles [13], Tenebroides mauritanicus (L.) [19], Sitophilus granaries [20], Callosobruchus maculatus [23] and Anopheles gambiae [27]. The antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of essential oil from H. suaveolens have been reported [28].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Essa erva é empregada na medicina popular no tratamento de infecções respiratórias e gastrointestinais, indigestão, resfriados, dores, espasmos, doenças dermatológicas e em úlceras gástricas e em condições envolvendo exacerbação inflamatória (MARTINS & POLO, 2009;JESUS et al, 2013;PADALIA et al, 2015). Extratos e óleos essenciais derivados dessa planta exibem uma ampla gama de atividades biológicas, com destaque a antioxidante, anti-inflamatória, antimicrobiana, anti-helmíntica e até mesmo uma ótima ação repelente a mosquitos (ABAGLI et al, 2012;NGOZI et al, 2014). Recentemente, vários compostos ativos de Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.…”
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