Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Plants as Molluscicides: A recent update
Author(s): Shalu Kashyap, Shivani Khagta, Komal Guleria, Vikrant Arya
Abstract: Molluscs are responsible for causing the number of diseases in humans like abdominal pain, dysentery, bloody stools, urogenital and neurological disorders. Molluscicides, commonly used to control molluscs (snails, motts and slugs) are synthetic ones. These pesticides have high import cost and leads to various problems of toxicity in non-targeted organisms, also cause environmental hazards (destruction of fish, birds and other wildlife) and increase resistance among molluscs so plant molluscicides have gained importance because of their potent action, less resistance and greater biodegradable rate. In this review, an attempt has been made to signify the natural control of molluscs including plants extracts and secondary metabolites present in them. More than fifty plant drugs mentioned in tabular form in this review article and all this information have been incorporated from scientific databases.