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Antibacterial Properties of a Natural Remedy

Student: Nayani Jensen

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2009 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 8 - St. Agnes School

In southern Asia, the stem of a vine known as Calumba Wood (Coscinium fenestratum) is boiled in water and resulting tonic is traditionally taken as a natural remedy for colds and flu's.

However, the medicinal properties of Calumba Wood has not been scientifically well studied. My experiments using bacterial cultures in yogurt showed that Calumba Wood considerably slows down the growth of the bacteria.

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Nayani Jensen

Nayani Jensen - Antibacterial Properties of a Natural Remedy

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