Botanical effective against ectoparasite

Botanical effective against ectoparasite

Today, societal and scientific concerns regarding exclusive dependency on chemicals have emphasized the need for the development and introduction of cheap and environment friendly pesticide alternatives. One such alternative is the use of botanicals to control ectoparasites in poultry , swine and ruminants.
In a recent study conducted by animal scientist from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB) eight botanicals were tested for their efficacy in controlling ectoparasites in poultry and selected ruminants namely: carabao, goat, sheep, cattle and dog.

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Scientific names: Premna odorata blanco, premna curranii , Premna serratifolia, Premna oblongata, premna pubescens, premna vestita.


Common names: abgau, adgau, adiyo, agbau, agdau, anobran, argau, atingi, duragau, guachal, lassi, lagau, pumuhat tangli, tibangngen.




For cough, drink decoction of leaves as tea.


Kabag/ gas pain / tympanism – for an adult person drink the decoction of the leaves. For children, crush leaves, mix with little coconut or cooking oil and apply to abdomen.


Headache, crush leaves and apply to forehead and temples.


Eczema- use decoction as cleanser or bathe.


 Active component: volatile oil


Source: Philippine national formulary