International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biotechnology | India | Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

Study of Cymbopogan Citratus (Lemon grass) Application for its Insecticidal Property - Ants and its Use in Preservation Methodology

Nikhat Khan [2] | Sensei Surendra Sawardekar [3]

Abstract: Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass) is a widely used herb in tropical countries, especially in Southeast Asia (Shah. , Gagan. et. al). The plant aerial part is specially known for its extensive properties of volatile oil. The aerial part and the essential oil extracted has wide range of its utilization in aromatherapy, antibacterial, antifungal and insecticidal property. Cymbopogn citratus aerial parts boiled with garlic and ginger paste is used in various food as a flavouring agent. Based on the consideration of a property with wide array of its use for edibility purposes and diverse concept of its specificity due to a presence of the constituents; an experimental research study is focused upon its application on Ants as insect repellent and its use in preservation methodology which may form a substitute in terms of its natural ingredients. The experimental work carried on confectionery product Candy concludes desired effect along with a way for its use in preservation technique.

Keywords: Cymbopogn citratus, Insect repellent, preservation methodology

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019,

Pages: 1014 - 1015

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