oa CSIR Science Scope - Winning recipe for a 'home-grown' mosquito repellent candle : enterprise creation for development
|Article Title||Winning recipe for a 'home-grown' mosquito repellent candle : enterprise creation for development|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Feb 2013|
|Pages||56 - 57|
Studies by CSIR researchers and traditional healers on indigenous plants with mosquito repellent properties in the mid-1990s led to the discovery of a novel mosquito repellent. The essential oil of the indigenous plant, Lippia javanica, has more effective repellent properties than similar or comparable commercial products on the market.
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