tortoise coil

n. mosquito-repllant coils

Origin: Tortoise(R)(tm) coils (also known as _kachwa chaap

agarbatti_) whose main ingredient was a mixture of extracts from herbs such as Tulsi, Vekhand, Zendu flower, etc.

The runaway success of Allethrin-based mosquito coils by other

manufacturers forced Tortoise makers to change to synthetic compounds. Allethrin is a synthetic compound belonging to the class of pyrethroids. It attacks the respiratory parts and the stomach before paralysing the insects. Because of its toxic effects, Allethrin should be handled carefully and kept out of reach of children.