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RESEARCH:

KAYMITO LEAVES DECOCTION

AS

ANTISEPTIC MOUTHWASH

RESEARCHERS:

LUNA, ZOREN KLENT A.

YADAO, NEÑALEN Y.

LOPEZ, HERY JR. G.

MANATAD, DANIEL NICHOLAS

MILAN, KIMBERLY G.

LOAYON, KENJI EDWARD L.

VILLEJO, JEPHTHA MILCAH

RESEARCH ADVISER:

MRS. MARY LOUIE GALAURA

CHAPTER  I.

INTRODUCTION

Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae, native to the lowlands of Central America and the West Indies. It grows rapidly and reaches 20 m in height. It has numerous common names including cainito, caimito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme du lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. It is also known by the synonym Achras cainito. In Vietnam, it is called vú sữa (literally: milk-breast). The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple oval, entire, 5–15 cm long; the underside shines with a golden color when seen from a distance. The tiny flowers are purplish white and have a sweet fragrant smell. The tree is also hermaphroditic (self-fertile). Also available in green or red

It has round, purple-skinned fruit that is often green around the calyx, with a star pattern in the pulp. Sometimes there is a greenish-white variety of the fruit. The skin is rich in latex, and both it and the rind are not edible. The flattened seeds are light brown and hard. It bears fruit year around after it reaches about seven years of age. The fruits are delicious as a fresh dessert fruit; it is sweet and best served chilled. Infusions of the leaves have been used against diabetes and articular rheumatism. The bark is considered a tonic and stimulant, and a bark decoction is used as an antitussive. The fruit also exist in two colors, dark purple and greenish brown. The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp.

A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known fruit has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.[1] It is also known to increase the life of rats up to 20%. Also, Chinese geneticists have created a rainbow-colored version of the fruit. A. Background of the study

As an effective mouthwash is one that does not only make the breath fresh but also serves as an antiseptic. It should

not simply mask the effective mouth odor caused by excessive activity of anaerobic bacteria inhabiting the mouth.

There is a need to prevent the increase in the population.

B. Statement of the problem

A mouthwash is a solution in addition to regular oral hygiene methods such as brushing and flossing.

Alternative mouth gargles can be prepared from locally available plants such as herbs and fruit bearing

ones. Certain plant parts may have active ingredients that have antimicrobial activity. An example is the

peppermint that contains

essential

oils found to be efficient in neutralizing mouth conditions and in freshening breath.

This study Aims to answer following questions:

         
  • Is Kaymito leaves decoction can be effective mouthwash?

            • Is the peppermint that contains essential oils can be effective in neutralizing mouth conditions and in freshening breath?

Objective of the study:

* To minimize the bad odor in your mouth.

* To help many Filipino people who cannot afford to buy expensive mouthwash to use this improvised mouthwash.

* To test whether this experiment is reliable or helpful to those people who are suffering from bad breath.

* To use alternative remedy to the problem (bad breath).

C. Significance of the study

In this study the people will benefit because they can use it in the prevention of dental diseases and maintenance of
the oral health and it can be used for preventing gums and oral infections.

D. Scope and limitation of the study

This study only tested the feasibility of using decoction prepared from kaymito leaves as...
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