Smoke Toxic Effect of Vitex negundo(L.) for the Control of Malarial Vector, Anopheles stephensi Liston


  • Vivekanandha College of Arts and Science for Women, Department of Zoology, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India


Malaria occupies the centre stage of vector-borne diseases in the world. Synthetic insecticides remain as the first line of defence in public health protection against insect disease vector. In view of growing concern about safety of chemical based repelents, interest in reviewed in smokes extracted from plants as repellent for mosquitoes. Smoke toxicity from the botanicals (Various parts of vitex negundo are highly effective, safe and ecologically acceptable will give widespread relief from some of the more serious diseases. In the present study it was cleared that the toxicity of smoke from the leaves of Vitex negundo against A.stephensi were highly effective in controlling their population.


Smoke Toxicity, Anopheles stephensi, Vitex negundo.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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