Original Research Article I Volume 11 I Issue 2 I 2023

Phyto Essential Oils from Cymbopogon flexuosus and Lavendula officinales – Antibacterial Activity and Effect on Nutritional and Economic Traits of Mulberry Silkworm, B. Mori

Gudimalla Prashanthi, Kuntamalla Sujatha, Akula Sampath, Kaneez Fatima

Biolife, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2023, pp 56-61



The experiment evaluates the effect of two essential oils isolated from aromatic plants Lavendula officinales and Cymbopogon flexuosus against larval instars of silkworms by using fortification method. The tested essential oils had no adverse effect on larval growth or commercial characters of the silkworm except at higher concentrations. This experiment is part of doctoral work carried out during 2011 to 2014 and is one of the first attempt to understand the effect of the phyto essential oils at different concentrations on larval characters, nutritional efficiency and commercial characters. These findings would contribute not only in controlling the bacterial diseases but also helps in increasing the commercial characters there by an increase in silk production without affecting the silkworm egg production


Essential oils, nutritional efficiency, commercial characters, egg production.


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Article Dates:

Received: 26 February 2022; Accepted: 29 March 2023; Published: 3 April 2023

How To Cite:

Gudimalla Prashanthi, Kuntamalla Sujatha, Akula Sampath, Kaneez Fatima. (2023). Phyto Essential Oils from Cymbopogon flexuosus and Lavendula officinales – Antibacterial Activity and Effect on Nutritional and Economic Traits of Mulberry Silkworm, B. Mori. Biolife, 11(2), 56–61. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7796017

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