Ethnobotanical molluscicides

  • Divya Chaturvedi Malacology laboratory, Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur 273009 (U.P.), India
  • Neelam Soni Malacology laboratory, Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur 273009 (U.P.), India
  • Vinay Kumar Singh Malacology laboratory, Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur 273009 (U.P.), India
Keywords: Ethnobotanical, Molluscicides, Snails, Fasciolosis, Schistosomiasis


Molluscan are always responsible for human threat direct or indirect ways. A large number of molluscan serve as intermediate host for fasciolosis and schistosomiasis. These both diseases has great outbreak over exploiting the human health and economy. Their prevalence has been increasing worldwide due in large part to programme of water resource development, and poor hygienic conditions. The freshwater gastropods (snails) are the intermediate host for the larval stages of these two trematodes worms where they completed asexual phases of different development stages. Large numbers of treatment are available to tackle the problem of these two neglected tropical disease (NTDs). One of the easiest methods to break the transmission of these diseases is to de-link the intermediate host from helminths life cycle by the use of molluscicides. Currently there is an increased interest to identified the plant and explore their therapeutic potential as a molluscicides. Since the biomolluscicide are the safest, eco-friendly, fast biodegradability and cost effective method for molluscan control as compared to other synthetic counterparts, that are high imported cost, toxicity in non-target biota’s, and developing resistance in molluscan. This review is generally concerned with the efforts being made to concise the resources based on the ethnobotanical molluscicides to control the pest population and provide the data source of new researcher to explore the most promising candidates of nature i.e. plant molluscicides, as they are very effective tool for integrated vector management programme yet harmless to other non-target aquatic biota’s.



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Chaturvedi, D.; Soni, N.; Singh, V. Ethnobotanical Molluscicides. European Journal of Biological Research 2021, 11, 417-433.
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