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May 28, 2007

Research Notes

Essential oils derived from five plant species, celery (Apium graveolens), caraway (Carum carvi), zedoary (Curcuma zedoaria), long pepper (Piper longum), and Chinese star anise (Illicium verum), were subjected to investigation of adulticidal activity against mosquito vectors. . . . The highest potential was established from caraway, followed by zedoary, celery, long pepper, and Chinese star anise. . .

So essential oils can kill adult mosquitos.

Posted by Rob on May 28, 2007 in Essential Oils/Plant Extractions, Research | Permalink


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