PREPARATION AND EVALUATION OF MOSQUITOES REPELLENT DHOOP-STICK

  • Anita Gour and Niharika Shivhare

Abstract

Abstract - Mosquitoes are found only in temperate zones like India and China. Many diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria are cause by mosquitoes. Inhaling smoke emitted by coils and incense sticks and liquid is not only harmful to the lungs, but can also cause cancer.With an aim to minimize the usage of chemicals or disinfectants to clean the environment, efforts were made to derive an herbal Mosquitoes repellent Dhoop-stick. Doing Hawan seems to be designed by the ancient scholars to fight with the diseases of the brain. Components of Hawan are having a number of volatile oils that are specifically useful for us as the vapours of these oils enter into the central nervous system through nasal route. The routine of performing Hawan might keep the threshold value of the therapeutic components in the body and helps in preventing many diseases (dengue, chikungunya ,malaria, epilepsy, and Alzheimer). In the present manuscript authors have tried to prepare mosquito repellent Dhoop-stick from Hawan samagri with neem oil, highlighting and integrating the modern and ancient concepts for treatment and prevention of such diseases. The current work focuses on preparation and evaluation of natural and herbal mosquito repellent dhoop-stick formulation for cleaning the environment. From the results it is clear that the doop-sticks used as mosquito repellents are highly effective (>75 %) and is better than the other available mosquito repellents. It is also clear that in the insect repellent action the smoke generated provides body and mind relaxation (>90 %). Keywords: Hawan, Dhoop-stick, neem oil, malaria, dengue.
How to Cite
Niharika Shivhare, A. G. and. (1). PREPARATION AND EVALUATION OF MOSQUITOES REPELLENT DHOOP-STICK. ACCENT JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS ECOLOGY & ENGINEERING ISSN: 2456-1037 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL IF:7.98, ELJIF: 6.194(10/2018), Peer Reviewed and Refereed Journal, UGC APPROVED NO. 48767, 3(1). Retrieved from http://www.ajeee.co.in/index.php/ajeee/article/view/1039