The Use Of Smoke As A Mosquito Repellent

Merlin Willcox

Smoke is the most widely used means of repelling mosquitoes utilised in the rural Tropics. Waste plant materials are frequently burned in Sri Lanka as a mosquito repellent, even though indoor residual spraying has been carried out by the government for many years (Silva, 1991). In rural Guinea-Bissau, 86 of residents used an unimpregnated bed net in conjunction with mosquito coils or plant-based smoke (Palsson and Jaenson, 1999a). In the Solomon Islands, a recent survey revealed that fire with...

Ngoka 11 Herbal Medicine

Comparison between Traditional Medicine and Modern Medicine 1. Based on belief and empirical evidence for cure safety, efficacy, and quality of drugs often not well known 2. Highly accessible to individuals and communities 3. Highly acceptable and understood by the communities and individuals in both rural and urban places 4. Highly affordable even if it is often more costly than modern medicine 5. Reputation and credibility spread by way of mouth and individual community experience 6. Holistic...

Medicinal Plants Conclusion

Clinical observations on traditional remedies are feasible and useful, and this chapter has presented clinical evidence that some herbal remedies are safe and effective against malaria. However, better evidence from randomised clinical trials is necessary before the use of an herbal remedy can be recommended on a large scale. As randomised controlled trials are expensive and time-consuming, it is important to prioritise remedies for clinical investigation according to existing data from...