Herbal Insecticides, Repellents and Biomedicines: Effectiveness and Commercialization

  • Vijay Veer
  • Reji Gopalakrishnan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jubilee Purkayastha, Rajesh Arora, Lokendra Singh
    Pages 11-23
  3. S. G. Eswara Reddy, Shudh Kirti Dolma, Anuja Bhardwaj
    Pages 63-83
  4. M. Gabriel Paulraj, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Ignacimuthu, D. Sukumaran
    Pages 85-99
  5. Shaswat Barua, Reji Gopalakrishnan, Vijay Veer
    Pages 101-115
  6. Megha Pant, Saurabh Dubey, P. K. Patanjali
    Pages 117-126
  7. Brahma Singh
    Pages 127-145
  8. Nongalleima Khumukcham, Dipak Biswas, Nameirakpam Surjit Singh, Lokesh Deb
    Pages 147-187
  9. Jambey Tsering, Hui Tag, Baikuntha Jyoti Gogoi, Vijay Veer
    Pages 189-203
  10. Ajitabh Bora, Hemanta Kumar Gogoi, Vijay Veer
    Pages 205-216
  11. Nidhi Sandal, Avinash Kumar
    Pages 217-241

About this book


This book looks closely at herbal product development and commercialisation. In spite of an ever-growing demand, there is a dearth of safe and effective herbal products that meet consumers’ expectations. Therefore, this book takes it upon itself to elaborate on the development process of herbal insecticides, repellents and biomedicines from a commercialisation point of view. 
The introductory chapters deal with the various strategies for disease vector control and provide an overview of herbal biomedicines. The subsequent chapter describes plants with mosquito larvicidal activity, including a comprehensive list of lethal concentrations against different mosquito species. The chapter on Himalayan plants discusses potential botanical insecticide sources and their chemical constituents before delving into the topic of natural insecticides of microbial origin and their efficacy against mosquitoes. Plant-derived insecticides belonging to different chemical classes and the extraction, purification and characterisation of bioactive compounds are illustrated, as well. The recent technological advances in the formulation of microbial, biochemical and botanical insecticides are also reviewed. Three chapters focus on important medicinal plants useful for treating human ailments, with special reference to the traditional healing practices of northeastern India.  This is followed by a chapter on the production, use and safety of biopharmaceuticals and edible, plant-based vaccines. 
The intellectual property issues related to herbal products in India including patents, trademarks, geographical indications, trade secrets and traditional knowledge resources are plainly examined. The book ends with a chapter on the herbal product registration process in India, wherein the data requirements for registration, clinical efficacy trials, toxicity studies, quality control, packaging and labelling are clearly explained. In conclusion, this book is a step-by-step guide for the development of safe, effective and commercially viable herbal insecticides, repellents and biomedicines. 


Pest Management Vector Control Commercialisation Herbal Formulations Insect Repellent Intellectual Property Biomedicine Traditional Knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Veer
    • 1
  • Reji Gopalakrishnan
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and Development Organisation)Defence Research Laboratory (DefenceTezpurIndia
  2. 2.Research and Development Organisation)Defence Research Laboratory (DefenceTezpurIndia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors