jmrm The Effectiveness of MalunggayMoringa Oleifera Ointment as a Substitute

Jmrm the effectiveness of malunggaymoringa oleifera

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The Effectiveness of Malunggay(Moringa Oleifera) Ointment as a Substitute for Commercial Medicines for Minor Wounds Treatment A Research Paper Submitted to Mr. Andres B. Bagaoisan of San Nicolas National High School (Main) In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Research 1 Jan Mc Loid R. Morales January 2014
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CHAPTER IV RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS Data Presentation Twelve (60%) out of the 20 respondents revealed that the more common wounds that they treat with malunggay leaves extract are cuts. This is followed by five respondents (25%) who have tried treating bruises with malunggay extract. While the remaining 15% or 3 respondents use the extract to treat scrapes. Table 1 shows the distribution of these data. Table1. Minor wounds treated with malunggay extracts Wounds # of Respondents % cuts 12 60 scrapes 3 15 bruises 5 25 In the treatment of minor wounds, the respondents were divided into two types: those who use ointments bought in drug stores and those who use malung gay leaves extract. Majority of the respondents (80%) or 16 of them use malunggay extract which is 18
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abundantly available in the locality. The other 4 (20%) use ointments bought from the drug stores. These are revealed in the table below. Table2. Respondents’ Preference in Treating Minor Wounds Respondent Ointment from drug stores Malunggay extract 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / Total: 20 4 16 Table 3 shows the reasons why majority of the respondents prefer using malunggay leaves extract over commercial medicines or ointments bought in drug stores. Fifteen (15) or 75% of the respondents unanimously answered that natural remedies are better and safer than artificial or clinically-prepared medicines/ointments. 19
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Moreover, this majority believe that malunggay extract is more effective in treating minor wounds than commercial medicines. Besides, they claim that commercial medicines are expensive. Table3. Reasons for preference to malunggay leaves extract over commercial ointments Reasons # of Respondents % Commercial medicines are expensive. 15 75 We cannot afford buying ointments for minor wounds. 15 75 Natural remedies are better and safer than artificial/clinically-prepared medicines. 15 75 Malunggay extracts are more effective in treating minor wounds than commercial medicines. 15 75 *5 respondents abstained from answering/checking on the items Relatively, the same number of respondents revealed the following perceptions on the effects of using malunggay extract in treating minor wounds that they have experienced. Majority or 75% of them have observed the following manifestations after using the extract: 1. Bleeding stops immediately; 2.The wound does not swell; 3.There is no pain on the wound; 4.Open wounds close and heal easily; 5. There are no infections or complications.
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