Cassava Leaf Extract Essay

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CASSAVA LEAVES EXTRACT AS MOSQUITO REPELENT

Mosquito use their mouthparts to puncture your skin and feed on your blood cause of itchy bumps that appear after mosquito bites. Mosquito bite causes a large area of swelling, soreness and redness. Bites from mosquito carrying certain viruses or parasites can cause severe illness. Reactions maybe experienced by children, adults not previously exposed to the type of mosquito that bit them, and people with immune system disorders. Children are more likely to develop a severe reaction than are adults, because many adults have had mosquito bites throughout their lives and become desensitized. Mosquito select their victim by evaluating scent, exhaled carbon dioxide and the chemicals in a person’s sweat.
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There are health benefits that we can get from cassava. Essential amino acids within is one important source cells regeneration. Amino acids are proteins that can help in the growth of damaged cells and provide updates to the body’s cells to keep it functioning normally. As a source of antioxidants, cassava leaves have excellent health benefits for preventing and dispose of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are one cause of dangerous diseases such as cancer, and in the field of beauty can lead to premature aging. There’s a lot of disease that we get from mosquito an example disease here is dengue. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Because of this we thought of making a repellent made of the cassava leaf extract. The reason for this is because according to our research it is not harmful to humans because it doesn’t have chemicals so we can use it as a possible insect repellent. This will greatly help because mosquito repellent prevents us from catching

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