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Oregano As A Mosquito Coil

Research Proposal Presented to the Faculty of Calinan National High School in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in Science 8

Irene Joy S. Eupena Grade 8-Carnation

January 2014

Chapter 1 Introduction
Background of the Study:
Commercial mosquito repellants come in many forms. It is not eco friendly and its health hazard. The researcher think of oregano as an additive component for the alternative mosquito coil.

Statement of the Problem: -Can Oregano be an Effective Mosquito Coil Repellant? Importance of the Study:
The result of the study is that be able to make a mosquito coil that is not harmful to our health and to kill mosquito that are vector carriers of dengue.

Scope and Limitation of the Study:

The study will limited on the use of Oregano as a mosquito coil that is made up of natural ingredients not harmful to human health. The experiment will be done on February 2014 at Eupena's Residence.

Definition of terms:
*Oregano- Oregano, scientifically named Origanum vulgare by
Carolus Linnaeus, is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family. It is native to warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.

*Charcoal- is a light black residue consisting of carbon, and any

remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances.


and Pestle- the mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard

wood, ceramic or stone. The pestle is a heavy club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding.


A mosquito

coil is mosquito-repelling incense,

usually shaped into a spiral, and typically made from a dried paste of pyrethrum powder.


water- a dangerous or distressing predicament.

Chapter 2 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 smoldering. 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, antiparasitic 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, vitamins, calcium, 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, antimicrobial and anti-parasitic compounds. Considering these medicinal properties, the studies are ongoing to use oregano for the treatment of severe diseases such as cancer, heart 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 arthritis pain, insect bites and other skin problems. Its bitter taste and strong aroma help in controlling head lice.

Chapter 3 Methodology
Gathering of Materials:
The Oregano experiment is made at Eupena's residence, Durian Village Calinan Davao City. The materials we need are Dries Oregano, Bowl, Oregano Extract, Gum Powder, Mortar and Pestle, Charcoal, and Hot Water.

Preparations of Oregano Mosquito Coil:

Sundry the oregano for 1-2day/s. After you sundry the oregano, pulverize it using a mortar and pestle. 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. Mold the mixed ingredients like a spiral shape then let it dry for a few days.

References: http://selftitledasylum.blogspot.com/2011/03/anstor -katol-mosquito-repellent.htmlN