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USDA: Lignin + Nootkatone = Dead Ticks

In Lyme Disease on January 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Derived from essential oils of plants such as grapefruit, vetiver grass, and Alaskan yellow cedar, as well as by chemical synthesis methods, nootkatone is commonly used in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. But scientists have also demonstrated nootkatone’s potential to kill ants, termites, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and ticks, including Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged tick), whose bite can transmit bacteria that cause Lyme disease in humans and other animals.


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