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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2010

Pages :   1134-1135

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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In-vitro Pediculicidal Activity of Juice from Clove of Allium sativum

Address:   Vivek Shrivastava and U.K. Jain*
Bhopal Institute of Technology and Science -Pharmacy, Bhojpur road, Bhopal (M.P).
*Corresponding Author

Head lice are a global public-health apprehension affecting primary school age children. The control of lice presents research challenges and prediction for the identification of new, safe insecticides. Allium sativum (commonly known as garlic) is a species belonging to family Alliaceae. Garlic has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. In an attempt to assess the lethality, Allium sativum aqueous extracts were tested in In- vitro toxicity model against human adult lice. The lice were observed for lack of response to stimuli over 3 hour period. The results demonstrated that raw juice of Allium sativum clove showed pediculicidal efficacies of 90±10 per cent (P< 0.01 over control). The experimental evidence obtained in the laboratory model could provide a rationale for the use of Allium sativum juice to be included in formulations for controlling head lice.
Allium sativum, Licicidal activity, Aqueous extract, Pediculus humanus capitis.
Vivek Shrivastava, U.K. Jain. In-vitro Pediculicidal Activity of Juice from Clove of Allium sativum. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.3 (4): Oct.-Dec.2010; Page 1134-1135.
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