The Effectivity of Suob-Kabayo (Hyptis Suaveolens) Leaves as a Treatment for Athlete’s Foot

Topics: Athlete's foot, Plant, Antifungal drug Pages: 7 (1267 words) Published: February 20, 2013
Proponent: Kyle Brent P. Girao

Section: II-SC-A

Teacher: Mrs. Catalina Silang

Station agency: Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School

Cooperative Agency: School Library and Internet Cafe

Project Cost: P 10

The Effectivity of


(Hyptis suaveolens) leaves

As a treatment

For Athlete’s foot


Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a very common skin infection of the foot caused by fungus. The fungus that commonly causes athlete's foot is called Trichophyton.

Fungal infection of skin is rampant nowadays, maybe because the environment where we mingle with.

We can prevent spreading it by good hygiene. However, if the spreading cannot be controlled, there are some other ways of treatment. Herbal plants play an important role in traditional healing of fungal infection.

The researcher proposed Suob-kabayo leaves as treatment for athlete’s foot. According to Bacon, distilled from the plant a greenish, volatile oil, with a powerful menthol odor, investigation proved that menthol is the principal constituent of this oil. Santos and Valenzuela conducted a phytochemical study of the fresh leaves and report having obtained 0.006837 percent of volatile oil. Oil is a known fungicide that can be used for fungal skin infection such as athlete’s foot. Suob-kabayo contains such oil. The researcher prepared the needed materials such as Suob-kabayo leaves, water, and vinegar and performed the indicated procedure in making the extract from Suob-kabayo leaves to treat athlete’s foot.



A project proposal is a special project given by Mrs.
Silang in Research subject. This proposal aims to train student to experiment and discover within themselves, something helpful and beneficial to less fortunate. Experiment should be a thing that can be found and present anywhere in the town.

In the Philippines, people usually run to pharmaceutical and other treatments (conventional, topical) which poor patients can’t afford to take this kind of medication. Hence, the researcher comes up with the observation of an herbal medicine like Suob-kabayo to help heal and cure wounds specially athlete’s foot.

Background of the study

Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a very common skin infection of the foot caused by fungus. The fungus that commonly causes athlete's foot is called Trichophyton.

It is a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itching of affected areas. It is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk barefoot, such as showers or bathhouses. Although the condition typically affects the feet, it can spread to other areas of the body, including the groin. Athlete's foot can be prevented by good hygiene, and is treated by a number of pharmaceutical and other treatments.

The treatment of athlete's foot can be divided into two parts. The first, and most important part, is to make the infected area less suitable for the athlete's foot fungus to grow. This means keeping the area clean and dry.

The second part of treatment is the use of antifungal creams and washes. Treatment for athlete's foot should generally be continued for four weeks, or at least one week after all of the skin symptoms have cleared. (Jimmy Wales and Michael Snow “Help build the future of Wikipedia and its sister projects!”'s_foot )

Significance of the study

The researcher made this proposal to somehow discover less expensive treatment for wounds like athlete’s foot. In this way, the researcher helps others appreciate the healing components of Suob-kabayo being an extraordinary plant.

General objective of the study

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