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Investigation of the malarial vector repelling property of Plectranthus mollis (Aiton) Spreng

Bandana kumari & Sudhanshu kumar*
Department of Zoology and Botany
P.P.K.College , Bundu , Ranchi University,Ranchi
Received 3rd January, 2011; Revised 25th February, 2011

Abstract : Jharkhand is well known for its swelling floral diversity enriched with diverse medicinal properties. A meticulous study on the management of herbal prevention of malaria is the need of hour in this area as it is malaria prone. Plectranthus mollis (Aiton)Spreng. , a common weed of Jharkhand is found remarkably effective in repelling mosquito vectors of Malaria in its natural form.


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