Brotowali (Periplaneta americana) Extraction as a Basic Material for Cockroach Repellent

Brotowali (Periplaneta americana) Extraction as a Basic Material for Cockroach Repellent

Bratawali, brotowali, or aliali root (Tinospora crispa (L.) Miers ex Hoff.f .; also T. cordifolia (Thunb.) Miers and T. rumphii Boerl.) Are traditional Indonesian medicinal plants commonly grown in yards or growing wild in the forest. The stew stems that feel very bitter are usually used as rheumatic drugs, reduce blood sugar, reduce heat, and help reduce symptoms of diabetes. In Indonesia, besides being known by the name Bratawali, this plant is also known by the name of the area andawali, antawali, putrawali or gadel leaves. Classification of these plants is included in the Menispermaceae plant family. This plant is rich in chemicals including alkaloids (berberina and columbina contained in roots and stems, soft resin, starch, pikroretosid glycosides, pikroretin bitter substances, hars, berberine, palmatin, columbin (root), kokulin (picrotoxin)).

Brotowali (Periplaneta americana) Extraction as a Basic Material for Cockroach Repellent
Brotowali leaf
So far, the community has not made maximum use of the brotowali plant (Tinospora Crispa L) because its use is only limited to medicine. Tinospora Crispa L plants grow wild in the yard of houses and forests. Seeing the enormous potential of Tinospora Crispa L plants, it is necessary to have a program to increase public awareness of the extraction of Tinospora Crispa L as a basic ingredient in the Repellent of Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)
Brotowali (Periplaneta americana) Extraction as a Basic Material for Cockroach Repellent
Cockroach

Cockroaches or Periplaneta Arcana are pests in buildings, almost every house can be Periplaneta americana. One way to eradicate cockroaches is to use chemicals, but the price of chemicals is expensive, difficult to reach by the middle to lower class. In addition, chemicals are harmful to health. For this reason, natural ingredients that can be used as a substitute for relatively inexpensive chemicals and practical manufacturing are needed. This study aims to prove that Tinospora Crispa L extraction can be used as a natural substitute for pesticide eradication of cockroaches.

Brotowali (Periplaneta americana) Extraction as a Basic Material for Cockroach Repellent
Brotowali stem

This study aims to prove that Tinospora Crispa L extract can be used as a natural substitute for periplaneta americana pesticides. This research was conducted by making extraction from Tinospora Crispa L stem by soaking the Tinospora Crispa L stem into hot water and then mixing it into lime, then leaving it for 24 hours before used.

Tinospora Crispa L extract was used by spraying Tinospora Crispa L extract on cockroaches. The results of this study are, Tinospora Crispa L extract is more effective to be used as an exterminator of cockroaches than to kill cockroaches from chemicals reppelent

By: Virmati and Anjas
SMA N 1 Takkalallla, Wajo, South Sulawesi
LKIR LIPI 2015

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