International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2022)

Production of Eco-friendly mosquito coils from Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski


Priya Lokare, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Kamal Kant Patra, Dr. Misfiqua, Dr. Padmashree Patil, Sarita Sadashiv Mane, Dr. Devidas N Patil, Sujit Nagare

Mosquitoes transfer diseases without getting sick themselves. The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits yellow fever, dengue fever, and Chikungunya. The Anopheles mosquito carries malaria. A mosquito coil is incense used in aromatherapy and religious rites to repel insects. Asia, Africa, and South America burn mosquito coils indoors and outdoors. Mosquito coils include an insecticide/repellant, smoldering organic fillers, a binder, synergists, dyes, and fungicide. Mosquito coils are popular because they're cheap and easy to use. However, continued use may breed mosquito resistance and harm users' health. This study aimed to make insecticidal mosquito coils from Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski. Sphagneticola trilobata is native to the northern part of South America and the West Indies. Synthetic mosquito repellent coils are commonly utilized in India. Long-term use of synthetic mosquito repellents causes neurotoxic and immunotoxic effects, skin allergies, seizures, eye irritation, insomnia, impaired cognitive function, cough, sneezing, headache, asthma, and bronchial irritation. The primary reasons for employing Sphagneticola trilobata leaves are that it is an invasive weed that is numerous and readily available. According to a prior study, it has excellent insecticidal properties. It lessens the load on other medicinal plants that are extensively destroyed for mosquito repellent production. Since mosquito coils are inexpensive, they are accessible to all regions worldwide. It can be utilized in locations without power or when electricity is unavailable. They are safer and more eco-friendly for synthetic chemical-based coils than natural components. It has no adverse health consequences. It can be processed eco-friendly without hurting the ecosystem, but it will not be synthesized. To empower rural youth with work and to promote the use of herbal insect repellent coils as a completely safe alternative to chemical repellents. The research encourages the usage of natural mosquito coils rather than synthetic ones.
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Priya Lokare, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Kamal Kant Patra, Dr. Misfiqua, Dr. Padmashree Patil, Sarita Sadashiv Mane, Dr. Devidas N Patil, Sujit Nagare. Production of Eco-friendly mosquito coils from Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 10, 2022, Pages 46-48
International Journal of Botany Studies