Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part B (2017)
Evaluation of Anti-Tick Activity of Lantana Camara: A Preliminary Study
Author(s): Dilpreet Kaur, Kamal Jaiswal and Suman Mishra
Abstract: The present study deals with the evaluation of anti-tick property of Lantana camara. The leaves of the plant were dried, powdered and extracted in organic solvents and evaluated by using standard toxicity bioassay. The plant extract in organic solvent extracts showed highest mortality at 5000 ppm i.e 70%± 0.84, 88%±0.34 and 90% ± 0.24 at 5000 ppm in chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts. The results of bioassay indicated that all the plants showed variable toxicity against ticks in different extracts. The differences among the percentage mortality of ticks in different extract were found to be non-significant (P>0.05). It may be concluded that the plant has potency to develop as a substitute of synthetic acaricides and thus can help in reducing the cost of tick control and loss due to development of resistance by the use of conventional acaricides.
How to cite this article:
Dilpreet Kaur, Kamal Jaiswal and Suman Mishra. Evaluation of Anti-Tick Activity of Lantana Camara: A Preliminary Study. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(4): 136-139.