Li J, Wu HQ, Liu ZG
Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, 2009
Volatile oil from the clove bud was extracted by petroleum ether using Soxhlet Extractor. The acaricidal activity was examined using direct contact and vapour phase toxicity bioassays. In a filter paper contact toxicity bio-assay, at 2.5 h after treatment, clove bud oil at a dose of 12.20 microg/cm2 killed all dust mites. As judged by 24-h LD50 values, potent fumigant action was observed with clove bud oil (12.20 microg/cm2), showing an adequate acaricidal activity against indoor Dermatophagoides farinae.
Li J, Wu HQ, Liu ZG. Acaricidal activity of clove bud oil against Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae). Zhongguo Ji Sheng Chong Xue Yu Ji Sheng Chong Bing Za Zhi. 2009;27(6):492-3,497.