oa CSIR Science Scope - From plants, to oils, to candles : the making of mosquito repellent candles : health and disabilities

Volume 2, Issue 3
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After traditional healers and scientists joined forces, Lippia javanica became one of the crops cultivated at the Hi-Hanyile project in the Giyani district of Limpopo. There the Department of Science and Technology funded the establishment of the cultivation site, a distillation plant, as well as a candle factory. This project forms part of a national roll-out by the department of sustainable community-based essential oils and medicinal plants businesses.

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