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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Botanicals their use as antimicrobial, antifungal and anti insecticides

Author(s):
Tuybia Bilal, Tahir Mushtaq, Peerzada Ishtiyak Ahmad, SA Gangoo, Benatul Behar, Bilkees Ayoob, Saima Farooq and Irtizah Mushtaq
Abstract:
Botanicals are naturally occurring chemicals extracted or derived from plants or minerals used as natural therapies. Thus, sound management of insect pest by other natural insecticides has more interest and is eco-friendly to nature with less reduced negative effects on the environment. Based on the physiological activity, there are six groups of botanical insecticides, namely; repellents, feeding deterrents/antifeedants, toxicants, natural grain protectants, chemosterilants/reproduction inhibitors and insect growth, and development inhibitors. These natural botanicals have many advantages over synthetic ones and may be more cost-effective as a whole, considering the environmental cost of chemical alternatives. There is increasing both in the industry and in the scientific research for aromatic and medicinal plants because of their potential applications in medicine and plant disease control measure. The antimicrobial, antifungal and anti insecticidal properties of plant essential oils are well established against wide spectra of organisms such as fungi, bacteria and insects. These properties are mainly due to many active phytochemicals including vitamins, flavonoids, terpenoids, essential oils etc and hence they are of great importance in food industry and offer the possibility to substitute natural for synthetic preservation and other natural products.
Pages: 1521-1528  |  442 Views  231 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Tuybia Bilal, Tahir Mushtaq, Peerzada Ishtiyak Ahmad, SA Gangoo, Benatul Behar, Bilkees Ayoob, Saima Farooq and Irtizah Mushtaq. Botanicals their use as antimicrobial, antifungal and anti insecticides. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 1521-1528.

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