Sunday, March 6, 2011

Investigatory Project (Natural Mosquito Repellent)

Abstract
    Mosquito repellents are essentially required these days. Mosquito coils are one of the cheapest and effective way of avoiding them, but this coils are made up of chemicals which can harm our health. So we thought about making a substitute mosquito coil that is not harmful to our health and that is the Anstor katol a natural and environmental friendly coil.

Introduction

Background of the Study:

  We chose this project because a mosquito coil made up from natural mosquito repelling plants will remove the health problems caused by com­mercial mosquito repellents. oregano and lemongrass are easy to find and very common and also if this project succeed this can be profitable for business and can encourage others to look for other use of our country's natural resources.

Statement of the problem:

  Recent studies showed that the smoke generated from burning mos­quito coil is of certain health concerns– a person being exposed to the smoke coming from the coil may suffer severe head ache, nausea and vom­iting, the condition will be severe among asthmatic patients.  The emis­sion of formaldehyde from one burning coil can be as high as that re­leased from 51 burning cigarettes. This is because of the chemicals found in mosquito coils. Making a mosquito coil out of natural ingredi­ents may remove these problems.

Objectives:

Have an alternative solution to prevent the different kind of dis­eases that mosquito brings especially dengue fever and not cause another problem. Make use of the natural resources of our country to solve common problems caused by mosquitoes, especially dengue.

Significance of the Study:

The importance of our project is that we’ll be able to make a mosquito coil that is not harmful to our health and to kill mosquitoes that are vector-carriers of dengue.

Scope and Delimitation:

This project tackles on making a mosquito coil that is made up of natu­ral ingredients that is not harmful to human health. Our project also tackles the protection of human beings against mosquito bites that cause diseases.

Review of Related Literature:
  
Mosquito coil is  a Mosquito-repelling incense, it is usually shaped spiral. The coil is usually held at the centre of the spiral, suspending it in the air, or wedged by two pieces of fireproof nettings to allow continuous smouldering. Burning usually begins at the outer end of the spiral and progresses slowly toward the centre of the spiral, producing a mosquito-repellent smoke. A typical mosquito coil can measure around 15 cm in diameter.

Oregano is a medicinal herb known for its antioxidant and anti-microbial, anti-parasitic properties. It is used for the treatment of indigestion problems, muscle pain, insect bites, and menstruation symptoms, bacterial and fungal infections. Dried leaves of oregano are commonly used for the therapeutic purposes it contains iron, vitaminscalcium, magnesium, copper, niacin and thiamine.

  Oregano plant has been used for the treatment of various diseases since thousands of years back. Medical researches reveal that oregano contains antioxidants
, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic compounds. Considering these medicinal properties, the studies are ongoing to use oregano for the treatment of severe diseases such as cancerheart disease and muscular degeneration.

   An antioxidant nature of oregano is evident from the presence of thymol and rosmarinic acid. These compounds help in scavenging
free radicals, thus preventing cell damage and membrane alteration. The amount of antioxidant present in a tablespoon of fresh oregano and a medium-sized apple are the same.
   
    The volatile oil carvacrol present in oregano inhibits the growth of bacteria and other parasitic organisms. Some studies found this medicinal herb to be more effective in killing Giardia than the prescription drugs. Oregano supplements are also used for external and internal fungal infections.

  
Herbal tea prepared with oregano helps in alleviation of headache, urinary problems, lung disorders, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and jaundice. Oregano boiled in plain water can be used as a mouthwash. Gargling with this water can help to prevent tooth infection and sore throat. Oregano oil applied directly to the infected tooth helps in combating toothache. Ground oregano leaves soothe artthrisis pain, insect bites and other skin problems. Its bitter taste and strong aroma help in controlling head lice.



Methodology:

Ingredients we need:

Dried Oregano        Bowl                                                
Oregano Extract
Charcoal             Gum Arabic / Gum powder
Hot Water            Mortar and Pestle

Procedures:

1. Sundry the oregano for 1-2day/s.
2. After you sundry the oregano, pulverize it using a mortar and pestle.

3. Mix 20 grams of gum, 4 spoons of crushed charcoal, and 10 spoons of crushed dried oregano, then add the oregano extract and add hot water to make paste like consistency and then mix thoroughly in a bowl.

4. Mold the mixed ingredients like a spiral shape then let it dry for a few days.


  Results and Discussion

 Anstor Katol
  Tiger Katol
·         When we burned the coil, just a few seconds the mosquitoes was no longer flying around the room
·         Burned for 1 hr (45 inch in diameter)
·         After an hour of continuous exposure to its smoke, neither dizziness nor coughing was experienced 

·         When we burned the coil, just a few seconds the mosquitoes was no longer flying around the room
·         Burned for 1 hr and 30 mins (45 inch in diameter)
·         After an hour of continuous exposure to its smoke, dizziness and coughing was experienced 


Note: the other parts were purposely removed from this post, this is only to give you an idea of what to do for the investigatory project
     
 For Questions click any of the names below :)) 

50 comments:

  1. i would just like to ask,,where can I buy arabic gum????thank you...

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  2. Just ask around in the super markets

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  3. ..+..just wanna ask if all brands of katol like baygon katol had this ingredient of oregano?...

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    1. No, infact there are no Katol Brands that has oregano,

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  4. JUST ASK IF CAN LEMON GRASS BE SUBSTITUTE TO OREGANO?

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    1. can we use baking soda as substitute of gum powder?

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    2. hai po magandang gabi ano po ba ang mga materials na kakailanganin ng paggawa ng ganitong i.p

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    3. please read the materials are all listed their

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  5. i just want to ask if how can we use this product

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  6. i would just like to ask how long it will last?? and also for that mixture how many coils can be produced thank you

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    1. if you were reading, the coil that we had made lasted for about an hour,and on the number of coils produced by mixture it depends on how you mold it. but you should be able to make plenty, and BTW we didn't necessarily used the shape of a mosquito coil the spiral one, we took the shape of an incense cause its a lot easier to mold :))

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  7. I would Like to Ask Where can i Buy Arabic Gum? Thank you :D

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    1. just ask around in supermarkets, it should be easy to find, say gum powder, the one used in baking :))

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  9. i would like to ask if i can substitute tha arabic gum with detergent?

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    1. absolutely NO, you cant the purpose of the gum arabic is to make the coil hard after you mold it, so using a detergent is not an option, (thats a funny idea you have)

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    2. May I ask, is there any other substitution for gum arabic or gum powder?

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    3. I suppose Starch can do :)) ,.

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  10. makakabili po sa sm ng arabic gum?

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  11. Yes you can, just ask around for gum powder,

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  12. Is the coil will smell like oregano ?? can you use Measuring Cups instead of spoons??

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    1. most likely the smell of the gum arabic will cover the smell of the oregano, yes you can use measuring cups,

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  13. Nice project of yours. May we know your complete name so that we'll be able to give your proper acknowledgement. My group are actually conducting a similar investigatory project. Thanks and we're hoping for your positive feedback!

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    1. Gio Gabriel G. Quebral is my full name sir, Neil Joshua T. Rosales, Cheyenne Suarez, Almira S. Abejo, Natrisha ann V. Susim, were my groupmates when we were making this project we are students from Marian School of Quezon City :)) pls give them acknowledgement as well, And Good luck to your Investigatory project!! :))

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  15. can you plss show me the uses of each materials you listed and what makes it the ingredient??

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  16. This Investigatory Project really sounds cool! Actually, you just made a very significant contribution to our society nowadays!! I applaud you with that!

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  17. This Investigatory Project really sounds cool! Actually, you just made a very significant contribution to our society nowadays!! I applaud you with that!

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    1. thank you! mr. John Dahrell Vilela, much appreciated

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  18. This Science Investigatory Project seems to have a very well foundation! As well as, it rally sounds cool and actually interesting!! I would like to applaud you with this! And definitely, I could say that someday or even today .. this investigatory project of yours would benefit the whole society! Congrats and God Bless!! :)

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    1. I do hope so that this would benefit our society someday that would be great honor for me and my groupmates,thank you very much for your praises good sir,

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  19. Wow that's nice, because of this i have an idea on where can i buy gum powder

    But can i use any starch instead of gum powder

    Tnx much

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  20. Can i use any starch instead of gum powder

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  21. Wow that's nice, because of this i have an idea on where can i buy gum powder

    But can i use any starch instead of gum powder

    Tnx much

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  22. can i ask if i can use cornstarch instead of gum powder because there's no gum powder in sm near on us.

    can cornstarch substitute to gum powder?
    tnx

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  23. ganun p rin ba ung mgiging result ng coil kpag ang gnamit ay cornstarch?

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    1. Nope! :)) the coil would take more time before it would burn, or sometimes not burn at all

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  24. is there a GENERALIZATION, APPLICATION & IMPLICATION and ANALYSIS OF DATA? PLEASEEEE I NEED IT

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    1. unfortunately there isn't, why dont you try making it yourself?

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  25. guys if you do have questions, please just contact me on my facebook account, i rarely check this section, I could answer your question faster on FB, just look at the upper right corner of this blog but when you add me please include a message that it is for the purpose of the investigatory project :)) please support this blog by sharing it on FB and twiiter, also you could like this on FB (like button located at the top)thanks!!! and Godbless,

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  26. can we use plaster-of-paris as substitute for the gum powder?

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  27. can there be any substitute for gum powder ?

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  28. Yes!! there is, you can use starch but i recommend use a gum powder

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  29. were is the bibliography of this research?

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  30. Truly nice post but the blog is not informative.This Science Investigatory Project seems to have a very well foundation.In case you are allergic to commercial repellents, you will be happy to know that we are offering you a very safe
    Natural Mosquito
    Repellent
    that can be used by people of all ages,including babies.

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  31. hmm. can we replace the oregano to citrus ?

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  32. did you use survey to gathe data? answer me pls... tnx! :)

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  33. Hi, I just want to ask if what ingredient did you use how the coil completely burned. or the smolder.. Thanks.

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