Evaluation of some Moroccan medicinal plant extracts for larvicidal activity. J Ethnopharmacol 73(1-2):293-297

Laboratory of Medicinal Plants and Phytochemistry, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences - Semlalia, P.O. Box 2390 40000, Marrakech, Morocco.
Journal of Ethnopharmacology (Impact Factor: 3). 12/2000; 73(1-2):293-7. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-8741(00)00257-9
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The larvicidal properties of 16 extracts of four Moroccan medicinal plants: Calotropis procera (Wild.), Cotula cinerea (L.), Solanum sodomaeum (L.) and Solanum elaeagnifolium (CAV.) were tested against Anopheles labranchiae mosquito larvae. Among the extracts tested, nine exhibited high larvicidal activity with LC(50) (24 h) ranging from 28 to 325 ppm.

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