Zodia (Evodia suaveolens) which belongs to the Rutaceae family, is said to contain evodiamine and rutaecarpine. From some literature, this plant is useful as an anti-cancer. According to the results of an analysis carried out at the Research Institute for Spice and Medicinal Plants (Balittro) by gas chromatography, oil extracted from the leaves of this plant contains linalool (46%) and a-pinene (13.26%) where linalool is already very well known as a repellent. (repellent) mosquitoes.
From the testing conducted by the author on dengue fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) that often make a scene of society, namely by rubbing zodia leaves into the arms, then his arms are inserted into a box containing dengue mosquitoes and compared with arms without zodia leaves, showing that zodia leaves can repel mosquitoes for six hours with a protective power of more than 70%.
The Zodia (Evodia Sauveolens) plant has long been used by indigenous Papuans as insect repellents and mosquitoes. The zodia plant emits a distinctive aroma that is not liked by mosquitoes so that the mosquitoes do not dare to approach and leave.
The Zodia (Evodia Sauveolens) plant will emit a distinctive aroma when the leaves rub against each other. The aroma that comes out from the friction of leaves of zodia is what is not liked and can repel mosquitoes. Therefore, as a mosquito repellent plant, just plant * these plants in pots that are put in the corner of a room or near a window. Beautifying the room with Zodia, a plant that also has the effect of being a mosquito repellent does not seem to be a bad choice. Except for the mosquito itself.
In the Sentani area, Zodia is used as a body odor remover. The Zodia plant is applied to the body, during the party. The unpleasant aroma of the body becomes fragrant, Zodia. Aside from being a body odor remover, it was also made into a necklace during a traditional ceremony. Zodia leaves and flowers are strung together with a rope, then wrapped around the neck. Because of the stinging smell of Zodia, zodia plants are thought to be able to repel mosquitoes.
Sometimes it is used as a tonic or stamina enhancer. While boiled stem bark is used as a reliever for malaria fever. Kandungan
According to the research of the Spice and Medicinal Crop Research Institute (Balittro), oil distilled from plant leaves zodia contained linalool (46%) and a-pinene (13.26%). Linalool himself is known as a mosquito repellent.
Zodia’s distinctive aroma is not liked by mosquitoes. Most likely due to the presence of evodiamine and rutaecarpine compounds which insects don’t like. Leaves zodia can dispel mosquitoes for six hours with power (Protection Power) of more than 70%, besides that the arm that is serrated by mosquitoes dengue fever will recover quickly (Bent and Itchy) when rubbed with zodia leaves.