Mango (Mangifera Indica) Leaves Extract and Coconut Oil as an Antibacterial Ointment

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Mango (Mangifera indica) leaves extract and Coconut Oil as an Antibacterial Ointment

A Science Investigatory Project

of

Kristifany C. Mamba

Bansud National High School-Regional Science High School for Region IV – MIMAROPA
Pag-asa, Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to produce an antibacterial ointment out of Mango leaves extract and coconut oil.
Young mango leaves were gathered and was chopped into small pieces. 50 mL of coconut oil was put in a frying pan. Then, the chopped mango leaves was added to the coconut oil. It was mixed for 10 minutes. Next, the small bits of mango leaves were removed from the coconut oil. Lastly, candle wax was added to the mixture. It was stirred again thoroughly. The solution
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Statement of the Problem
Specifically, this study ought to answer the following questions: 1. Can the ointment made from Mangifera indica leaves extracts and coconut oil kill the bacteria in the wounds? 2. Can the Mangifera indica leaves extract and coconut oil be made into an ointment? 3. Can the ointment made from Mangifera indica leaves and coconut oil extract help the wound to heal faster?

Hypothesis 1. The ointment made from Mangifera indica leaves extracts and coconut oil can kill bacteria in the wounds. 2. The extract of Mangifera indica leaves and coconut oil can be made into an ointment for curing wounds.

Significance of the Study This study greatly benefits the people in the community who cannot afford to buy expensive ointment for wounds. It can also benefit the hospitals and in small clinics. The additional medication in curing wounds can help a lot to save a life. It has significance to those who were far from the store or drug store because they can cure our wounds without taking too long from buying ointments from far drugstores. It can be also a source of income for the people in provinces.

Scope and Limitation This study was limited only on the production of ointments from mango leaves extracts and coconut oil. The ointment produced from mango leaves extracts and coconut oil focuses on killing the
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