A mini-review of essential oils in the South Pacific and their insecticidal properties

R.R. Chand, A.D. Jokhan, R.D. Gopalan


Studies on traditional medicinal plants (TMPs) found in the South Pacific that holds potential for the insect controls have been reviewed. Few TMPs are known to have insecticidal properties, however many of those are still unknown in the South Pacific. The information on plants were collected using online databases such as Science Direct, PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus and Springer Open in order to confirm the studies that support the insecticidal properties of plants present in the South Pacific. The following study confirmed that there is a potential for the selected TMPs suggesting enough evidence for their usage in the insecticidal activities. These plants would represent an alter- native in crop protection due to its novel, safe and eco-friendly substitutes for its effective insecticidal properties. 


essential oils; insecticidal activities; traditional medicinal plants

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/ahs-20833

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