Here are some information about lemon grass which is one of the main ingredient for our Shoo Mozzie
Perennial, densely tufted, aromatic grass.
Stems underground, short, whitish or pale-violet.
Leaves in dense clusters, linear amplexicaul, rough-margined, glaucous green on both sides.
Inflorescence in many-branched panicles without stalks.
All parts of the grass are lemon-flavored.
The whole plant contains an essential oil consisting of critral, limonene, isopulegol, citronellic acid, geranium acid and a-camphorene.
The entire plant possesses antiseptic, antiferbrile and stomachic properties.
It is used in treating coryza, influenza and pyrexia.
It is also prescribed against dyspepsia and vomiting and as a carminative, using three to four drops of the essential oil, diluted in water.
Used externally to treat eczema.
The essential oil is used as an insecticide against mosquitoes and as a deodorant.
(P.S. We are greatly touched and inspired by the suggestion provided by one of our friendly competitors that we should test out our Shoo Mozzie by using actual Aedes Mosquitoes as part of a scientific studies.
We regret to say that after consulting with relevant authorities, we could not get permission to breed them as the slogan says: "If they breed, we will bleed."
If any one of the mosquitoes is released into the environment, it will be a bio-hazard.
Thus we will have to rely on secondary sources to test out the effectiveness of our product.
Nonetheless, we discover that sometime our grandmothers' old wives' tales hold more than a grain of truth and we will learn to respect this pool of native knowledge rather then solely on scientific studies alone.
But thank you for taking the time to suggest this test. )