Peperomia

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Statement of the Problem
This study generally aimed to verify the antimicrobial property of Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) extract.
Specifically this study seeked to answer the following questions:
1. What is the antibacterial property of Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) extract in terms of diameters of growth inhibition of the test organism Escherichia coli?
2. What is the antibacterial property of Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) extract in terms of diameters of growth inhibition of the test organism Staphylococcus aureus?
Scope and Delimitation
This study mainly focused on the antibacterial property of Peperomia pellucida in terms of the total zone of inhibition of the two test organisms namelyEscherichia coli and Staphylococcus.
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In case of illness among the member of the family or other relatives, these plants have been applied immediate treatment and in some cases they were found to be effective. Medicinal herbs have been used to treat illness for thousands of years and that tradition is still flourishing today as the primary form of medicine. At present there are so many sicknesses that can be cured using natural plants. People believed that using natural plants given to man by God they would have more healthy living. Therefore following the guidelines of herbal preparation are very important to achieve this healthy life style with the use of these precious plants. (National Center for Biotechnology…show more content…
Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some, such as serotype O157:H7, can cause serious food poisoning in humans, and are occasionally responsible for costly product recalls. The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, or by preventing the establishment of pathogenic bacteria within the intestine. E. coli are not always confined to the intestine, and their ability to survive for brief period outside the body make them an ideal indicator organism to test environmental sample for fecal contamination. The bacteria can also be grown easily and its genetics are comparatively simple and easily – manipulated, making it one of the best- studied prokaryotic model organisms, and important species in biotechnology. E. coli was discovered by German pediatrician and bacteriologist Theodor Escherich in 1885, and is now classified as part of the entebacteriaceae family of gamma-proterio bacteria (Singleton P,

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