Phytochemistry Reviews

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 587–627 | Cite as

Natural products as leads to potential mosquitocides

  • Navneet Kishore
  • Bhuwan B. Mishra
  • Vinod K. Tiwari
  • Vyasji Tripathi
  • Namrita Lall


Mosquitoes are the crucial vectors for a number of mosquito-borne infectious diseases i.e. dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, malaria, Rift Valley fever, elephantiasis, Japanese Encephalitis, and Murray Valley encephalitis etc. Besides, they also transmit numerous arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses) for example West Nile virus, Saint Louis encephalitis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus, Everglades virus, Highlands J virus, and La Crosse Encephalitis virus. The emergence of widespread insecticide resistance and the potential environmental issues associated with some synthetic insecticides (such as DDT) has indicated that additional approaches to control the proliferation of mosquito population would be an urgent priority research. The present review highlights some natural product mosquitocides that are target-specific, biodegradable, environmentally safe, and botanicals in origin.


Mosquitocides Medicinal plants Natural products 



The authors sincerely acknowledge the department of plant science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India and National Research Foundation for support this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Navneet Kishore
    • 1
  • Bhuwan B. Mishra
    • 2
  • Vinod K. Tiwari
    • 2
  • Vyasji Tripathi
    • 2
  • Namrita Lall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Science, Plant Science ComplexUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Centre of Advanced Study, Faculty of ScienceBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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