Anti-Bacterial Property of Duhat (Syzgium Cumini) Bark Extract

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Anti-bacterial property of Duhat (Syzgium Cumini) Bark extract

John Francis M. Vicera

January, 2012

Ms. Santiago
Abstract
Humans especially for those who live in dirty community are prone to get disease such as cholera, diarrhea, fever and many more because there is an unseen specimen called bacteria. Bacteria such as e-coli and staphylococcus are the most common bacteria that can cause illness to mankind. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 3 out of 10 people are infected by bacteria that cause various diseases.
This study was conducted to determine the anti-bacterial properties of duhat bark extract and it’s fighting ability against various types of bacteria.
The bark of duhat is reported to have the capacity to treat
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The tree was introduced to Florida, USA in 1911 by the USDA, and is also now commonly grown in Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. In Brazil, where it was introduced from India during Portuguese colonization, it has dispersed spontaneously in the wild in some places, as its fruits are eagerly sought by various native birds such as thrushes, tanagers and the Great Kiskadee. This species is considered an invasive in Hawaii, USA.
A fairly fast growing species, it can reach heights of up to 30 m and can live more than 100 years. Its dense foliage provides shade and is grown just for its ornamental value. The wood is strong and is water resistant. Because of this it is used in railway sleepers and to install motors in wells. It is sometimes used to make cheap furniture and village dwellings though it is relatively hard to work on.
Jambul trees start flowering from March to April. The flowers of jambul are fragrant and small, about 5 mm in diameter. The fruits develop by May or June and resemble large berries. The fruit is oblong, ovoid, starts green and turns pink to shining crimson black as it matures. A variant of the tree produces white coloured fruit. The fruit has a combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent flavour and tends to colour the tongue purple. The seed is also used in various alternative healing systems like Ayurveda (to control diabetes, for example Unani and Chinese medicine for digestive ailments. The leaves and bark are used for controlling

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