International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Entomology | Indonesia | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018


Aromatherapy Candle Made of Lime Leaves (Citrus Hystrix) for Mosquito Repellent (Aedes Aegypti)

Ocky Dwi Suprobowati [2]


Abstract: Essential oils in lime leaves (Citurs hystrix) can reach levels between 2-3.5 % and can be used as a vegetable insecticide to break the chain of Dengue virus culture by aromatherapy candles. The purpose of this study to determine effectiveness of lime leaves extract (Citurs hystrix. ) The method of this research is experimental with number of samples were 25 per treatment and replicated four times. The test material was placed in a nest that was exposed to aromatherapy wax smoke with lime leaves extract (Citurs hystrix) with concentrations of 70 %, 80 %, 90 % and 100 % for 1 hour then observed by observation presented in tabular form. According to the Pesticide Commission, the death of mosquitoes is considered effective if it has a killing power of 90 % -100 %. The results showed that the average kills power of lime leaf extract (Citurs hystrix) to Aedes aegypti mosquito equal to 92, 25 % at various concentration. The conclusion lime leaf extract is effective as killing power of mosquito.


Keywords: Aedes aegypti mosquito, extra lime leaves Citurs hystrix, repellant mosquito


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018,


Pages: 474 - 476


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