9:09 PMCoconut oil compounds are more effective than repellents, talks study
Washington: the consistencies derived from coconut oil are more best than DEET at preventing the transmission of disease and discomfort associated with insect bites, according to research.
For more than 60 years, DEET is the Golden stereotype in the field of insect repellents-the most effective and long-term available for resale, scientists from the Ministry of agriculture of the USA (USDA).
Not least, the build-up of regulations and the increasing fear of social health on the pretext of synthetic repellents and insecticides, such as DEET, have caused attention to the development of plant-based repellents, which are considered more effective and long-term, they said.
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed a kind of fatty acids of coconut oil, which possess a strong unpleasant possibility and long-term effectiveness in front of a large number of insects-mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies and bed bugs-which have every chance to transmit the disease to humans and animals.
A group of scientists led by Junwei Zhu noticed that the coconut oil compounds were effective against the bites of flies and bugs in the direction of 2 months and had a strong repulsion opposite the ticks in the direction of the last at least one week in laboratory studies.
The fusion displayed a strong rejection of the mosquitoes at more high concentrations of coconut oil compounds topically is used.
Some people do not want to use death METAL and turn to ethnic means or plant repellents. The bulk of cheap real-time plant-based repellents work only in the direction of a short period of time that Zhu.
A mixture of free fatty acids, acquired from coconut oil-lauric acid, capric acid and Caprylic acid, as well as their proper methyl esters-provides a strong unpleasant capacity in front of blood-sucking insects.
By the method of putting coconut fatty acids into a starch-based formula, field tests have proven that this all-natural formula has been able to protect cattle against stabilized flies for up to 96 hours or 4 days, scientists said.
DEET was only 50 percent effective versus stabilized flies, while the coconut oil mixture was more than 95 percent effective, they said.
In contrast to the bedbugs and ticks DEET faded own efficiency after about 3 days, while the fusion of coconut oil lasted within 2 months. the study demonstrated.
According to Zhu's texts, the fatty acids of coconut oil still provided more than 90% repellency against mosquitoes, covering Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that has the ability to transmit the zika microbe.
These coconut oil-derived consistencies offer longer-lasting protection than any other familiar natural repellent opposite the insect's blood-feeding, Zhu pronounced.
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