About the Practice
Problem Statement:

The formulation is safe, eco-friendly, cheap, easy to use and has maximum repellence against mosquitoes. In addition these home-made herbal repellents are less harmful to our health than the coils available in the market. It can be prepared at home as it does not require any heavy infrastructure and investment as compared to coils and mats. A mosquito repellent incense stick prepared by this formulation burns for nearly four and a half to five hours with its effect lasting for three hours.


The team concluded that the coils produced from Flemigia Strobillifera plant, locally Makhioty is very effective in repelling mosquitoes and is comparable to the repellents that are currently sold in the market. The other results of the study were that the use of dry leaves (powdered) instead of raw leaves in Jag will produce less smoke and that these medicinal plants could be used as an alternative for coils, mats etc. To check the effect of the smoke that comes out from the bowl, they applied a little Vaseline on a tissue paper and then kept it over the smoke for five minutes. In order to prove the effectiveness; they made a comparison between their home-made sticks and the ready-made coils. They took each one of them and burnt them in two separate rooms to see which one is more effective and also to see how much they burn in five minutes. They also contacted the director of Regional Research Laboratory (R.R.L) Jorhat, to find out how to keep the coil burning for a long time as currently the coil only burns for a short period.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Leena Talukdar and Sushanta Mahanta
Address: C/o. P. Talukdar, Gohaingaon, Ward no. 1,
City: Morigaon
State: Assam
PIN Code 782105

Practice Details

Manufacturing Capacity: Yes
Problem Scale: Grave in rural area

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1560

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