Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Acaricidal effect of some plants on Ixodes ricinus - a pilot study

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 2, Pages 148-151


1 Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Medical University in Lublin, Poland
2 Department of Biology and Genetics, Medical University in Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.2/a.06



In the search for natural antiticktide substances, 23 raw materials belonging to 16 plant species were tested. In the study, the behavior of ticks after stimulation with chloroform and methanol plant extracts was observed. All the tested extracts have shown toxicity against Ixodes ricinus. The most toxic appeared to be methanol extracts from Helihrysum arenarium (L.) Moench., Centaurea cyjanus L., Taraxacum officinale Web., Tanacetum vulgare L., Chelidonium maius L. and Armoracia rusticana Gilib. which caused the death of ticks within 1 hour in the concentrations 0,6; 4,4; 6,1; 6,8; 7,2 and 7,6 mg/mL respectively.

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