"External application of the leaves is also used in the treatment of scabies. The leaf juice is dropped into wounds in order to kill microorganisms. Applied externally to the forehead, the juice is said to relieve headaches. A tea of the roots of B. albiflora is used in the treatment of malaria while its leaves had toxicological properties against mosquito vectors of malaria, filariasis and dengue. Similarly essential oils from root of B. albiflora showed maximum positive results regarding Irritant Contact Dermatitis (ICD). B. albiflora was also found to be active against Spodoptera. litura pest. The ethnobotanical properties, presence of essential oils and the increasing demand for natural sources of insecticides encouraged us to undertake a comprehensive study of the insecticidal and repellent activities of the essential oils from B. albiflora using Lasiusniger. They can infest buildings, particularly foundation forms in contact with soil, becoming a minor nuisance.
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