“People should be vigilant with regard to the dengue threat, as many areas across the country had entered the rainy season. With so many kinds of mosquito repellents out in the market, which one is the most effective?”’’

Mosquitoes are everywhere! They exist in our surroundings and continuously spawn in the warm weather. While we worry more during the summer months, many areas of the U.S., as well as other countries, experience mild winter weather yet mosquitos are active at temperatures beginning at 50 or 60 degrees. This means, regardless of where you are located, you need to be vigilant throughout other seasons as well for unwanted mosquito bites and the possible diseases they can cause. After all, these pests are not only found in tropical forests and family campgrounds but gravitate to our homes in cities and towns.

To illustrate further, in the Philippines, DOH confirmed that Dengue is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world endemic in 100 countries. Dengue virus is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegyptiand Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and has four serotypes (i.e., DENV1, DENV2, DENV3 and DENV4).Dengue has no immediate cure and vaccines are not 100% reliable,but the disease can be early managed to avoid serious complications. From 2012-2016, there are 185,008 average cases of dengue in the Philippines,  average of 732 deaths and average of0.39.Case Fatality Rate.

 

 Vitex rotundifolia – amazing facts

One potential way of avoiding mosquito bites and their potentially nasty effects is through topical lotions. But which kind of lotion is best? With the choices available, this can be a tough decision to make especially if you have concerns about the chemicals used in the ingredients

However, there is an alternative. Read on to find out more:

In General Use

Vitex rotundifolia, the roundleaf chastetree or beach vitex is a species of Vitex that is native to seashores throughout the Pacific.Traditionally, Asian pharmacopias employed BV in the treatment of many maladies.

A traditional BV fruit preparation, Fructus Viticis (the fruit of Vitex rotundifolia), was frequently employed by traditional medicine and is detailed in the Pharmacopeia of the People’s Republic of China (Zheng and Li 2003 in Hu et al. 2008). This preparation has been used to treat the common cold, headaches, migraines, sore eyes, night blindness, muscle pain (muscular pain), neuralgia (radiating pain along a nerve course), traumatic injury, and rheumatalgia (joint pain) (Kimura et al. 1996). Additionally, the plant has been used as a febrifuge, tonic, and for suppression of nasal tumors (Duke 2008).

In southern Japan, BV has been used traditionally as a mosquito repellant (Nishimura 2001).

 

As the best mosquito repellent against Aedes aegypti (SCIENTIFIC STUDY REVEALS)

Dangerous Zika virus aedes aegypti Dead mosquitoes on white background

Since N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (Deet), the active ingredient in almost all the commercial insect-repellent formulations, has many defects such as an unpleasant odor and skin irritation, a new repellent without such drawbacks is sought. Hence,scientist from Japan investigated the mosquito repelling principle of V. rotundifoliaand a new natural cyclopentene dialdehyde named rotundialwas isolated.

On the study, the mosquito repelling activity of rotundial was examined against Aedes aegypti in comparison with that of Deet. Both compounds exhibited potent repelling activity against aegypti immediately after the application, while one hour after treatment, the effectiveness of rotundial was almost equivalent to that of Deet. Two hours after treatment, the repellency of rotundialbecame higher than that of Deet, indicating that the mosquito repelling activity of rotundialwas superior to that of Deet in respect of its long-lasting effectiveness (Watanabe et al. 1995).

These facts are astounding, as it makes for a potential gold mine when it comes to mosquito repellent with natural effects! Wouldn’t you like to use or invest if there were a product with such potential? Well, there’s good news with that.

 

ROTUNDIAL as MOSQUITO REPELLENT LOTION – AN EXCELLENT CHOICE

 

Even with the distribution of the world’s first dengue vaccine to the Philippines, other preventive measures are still strongly advised and pushed for by the DOH. This includes the elimination of possible mosquito breeding grounds and the use of anti-mosquito bite products. Arming yourself with THE BEST mosquito repellent lotion that incorporates the natural ingredients discussed earlier is ALWAYS TIMELY AND NECESSARY.

FOR SURE PROTECTION AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES & DENGUE VIRUS,check out RED ‘Rotundial’ ANTI-MOSQUITO LOTIONS at https://www.redinc.net/product-category/anti-mosquito/ and https://www.redinc.net for details and other incredible related products!

With RED ANTI-MOSQUITO LOTIONS, You can KEEP the disease-carrying bloodsuckers AT BAY!

 

 

REFERENCES:

https://www.doh.gov.ph/national-dengue-prevention-and-control-program

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitex_rotundifolia

https://hrijournal.org/doi/full/10.24266/JEH-D-17-00008.1

Hu, Y., Y. Zhu, Q.-Y. Zhang, H.-L. Xin, L.-P. Qin, B.-R. Lu, K. Rahman, and H.-C. Zheng. 2008. Population Genetic Structure of the Medicinal Plant. Vitex rotundifolia in China: Implications for its Use and Conservation. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50: 1118– 1129

Kimura, T., P. P. H. But, C. K. Sung, and B. H. Han. 1996. International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine. Vol. 1. Singapore: World Scientific. Pp 141– 142.

Nishimura, H. 2001. Aroma constituents in plants and their repellent activities against mosquitoes. Aroma Research 2: 257– 264.

  1. P. Moody, E. Sidon, and C. A. Franklin, 6th International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, Ottawa, 1986, Symposium Paper 8A/7E-06.

Watanabe, K., Y. Takada, N. Matsuo, and H. Nishimura, 1995. Rotundial, a new natural mosquito repellent from the leaves of Vitex rotundifolia. Biosci. Biotech. Biochem. 59: 1979– 1980.

  1. Kimura, M. Takido, and Y. Hiwatashi, Yakugaku Zasshi (in Japanese), 87, 1429-1430 (1967).