Molluscacide and cercariacide activity of different species of Eucalyptus

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Hydrolates and essential oils of several Eucalyptus species were tested on adult snails and egg masses of Biomphalaria glabrata, and cercaria of Schistosoma mansoni. These products were obtained by vapor dragging. Eight out of 21 hydrolates presented activity on snails, nine on egg masses and three on cercaria at 1:4 dilutions. Eleven oils were active on both snails and egg masses at 20 ppm concentrations. The hydrolate of E. deanei was active both on snails, egg masses and cercaria at 1:4 dilution and its essential oil at 20 ppm.




Mendes, N. M., Araújo, N., de Souza, C. P., Pereira, J. P., & Katz, N. (1990). Molluscacide and cercariacide activity of different species of Eucalyptus. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 23(4), 197–199.

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