Dodonaea angustifolia - a potential biopesticide against Helicoverpa armigera
|Title||Dodonaea angustifolia - a potential biopesticide against Helicoverpa armigera|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Subashini H.D., Malarvannan S., Pillai RR|
|Keywords||biopesticide, Dodonaea angustifolia, Helicoverpa armigera|
Dodonaea, a common hop bush and a perennial shrub belonging to Sapindaceae is known for its folk remedies. It is distributed from the coast to 2000 m elevated terrain. It is the most aggressive colonizer on disturbed ground, even in rocky gravel or limestone. D. angustifolia L.F., predominantly present in India, has a wide range of therapeutic applications since ancient times against pneumonia and othe pulmonary diseases including tuberculosis. A decoction of the plant or the wood is used as a purgative in fever and the young twigs are used a tonic.