Atis Leaves Essay

864 WordsJan 8, 20124 Pages
ATIS LEAVES AS MOSQUITO REPELLENT ABSTRACT: The shocking increase of dengue incidents year after year is a concern of our local health department and the society. Studies show that most incidents affect children and adolescent people. Commercially, there are various products of mosquito repellents readily available for consumers but most of them are highly made from chemicals that are damaging to the skin and care expensive,Introduction A. Background of the study: Atis, a tropical plant that usually growsspontaneously in the Philippines, aside from bearing fruits of white, sweet,soft, juicy and mild agreeable flavored flesh, also yields leaves where government health researchers found extracts for the formulation of an effective anti-mosquito repellant. It is not only against dengue, in fact, but against all mosquito-bornediseases like malaria and filariasis especially in areas of the country where incidence is high. It also serves as a personal care product used in preventing mosquito bites that cause itchiness, inflammation and discomfort toindividuals. The repellent uses a washable, oil – based formulation and it's biodegrable since, it is derived from advantage against other well known repellents which are chemical based in formulation. The atis leaves, as well as its fruit, have been found beneficial to human use and needs. Studies conducted by big institutions such as the Department of Science and Technology and by the PhilippineCouncil for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) shows that the atis plant has components that are potent in repelling mosquitos. Infact, atiss serves a lot of purposes to human health. B. Statement of the Problem: - General Objectives * To produce the natural mosquito repellent out of extract of atis leaves which is affordable and environment-friendly. to produce a mosquito repellent to the people who want
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