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Folk Remedies Repel Mosquitoes

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Some people in Africa and India have traditionally burned oil from seeds of the Jatropha curcas shrub in their lamps to keep mosquitoes away. U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists now know why it works so well. Chemist Charles Cantrell analyzed properties of the smoke and identified a number of active compounds that repel insects, including […]

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