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Sweet Flag, Acorus calamus, as an I nsecticide and Repellent


, : Sweet Flag, Acorus calamus, as an I nsecticide and Repellent. Med. Parazitol. Moscow, 9: 409-410

The powdered roots of the plant, A. calamus, were found toxic for Anopheles mosquitoes and house flies when sprinkled thickly. Although the toxicity for ticks was minimal, various experiments showed that it acts io a considerable degree as a repellent.

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