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The Effectiveness of Guava Leaves (Psidium guajava Linn.

) Crude Extract as a Treatment for


Acne

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in Research I

Submitted to

Mr Philip E. Villanueva

Submitted by

Hark D. Jumayao
Dawnjee Marie G. Abihay
Janela Rose A. Limocon

Negros Occidental Natl Science HS

December 3, 2013

Background of the study


Nowadays people are focusing in herbal plants especially those who are common in the
environment. One of the examples is the guava plant (Psidium guajava Linn). Based on research
this plant is good for healing and treating wounds and other skin infections. So in my research
we want to make a bathing soap out of it, because we know that it is effective. People,
researchers, scientists were focusing to medicinal plants. They want to prove that there are plants
that are more effective against diseases especially in skin. This study refers to a plant that can be
made into a bathing soap and improves its quality while using this plant (guava leaves). We want
people to handle easily in treating their skin disorders. Instead of boiling the leaves, now its easy
to apply. Boiling takes much time.
Clinical research has shown that, Praventin, LinumLife and Zinc help improve the look of skin
by helping to balance hormone levels and by reducing redness and inflammation associated with
a poor complexion.
Dependent Variable
Acne
Independent Variable
The effectiveness of guava leaves (Psidium guajava Linn.) crude extract
General Objectives
1. To determine the effects of guava leaves extract in treating acne.
2. To determine the optimum application frequency of guava leaves extracts in relation to
treating acne
3. To determine the best method of extracting guava leaves extracts in relation to treating acne

Specific Objectives
1. To determine if there is any significant difference in the frequency of application of guava
leaves (Psidium guajava Linn.) In treating acne.
2. To determine if there is any significant difference in the methods of extracting guava leaves
extracts in treating acne.
3. To determine if there is a significant difference in the frequency of application and methods of
extracting guava leaves extracts in treating acne.

Statement of the problem


It answers the following questions
* Are there any constituents of guava leaves that is good for skin?

* What are those?

* Can it really treat skin disorders/ Acne?

Alternative Hypothesis
Guava leaves (Psidium guajava Linn.) crude extract can be a successful treatment for reducing
Acne.

Significance of the study:


The significance of the study is to have a beneficial usage of guava leaves. Specifically on the
fresh green leaves. This study also aims to produce an affordable herbal soap by making use of
the natural properties of guava leaves extract. This product is more on natural properties that can
cure skin infections like skin allergies, rashes and skin itchiness and does not mix with chemicals
that may damage our skin.You can make a bathing soap with guava leaves (Psidium guajava
Linn.)Crude extract as treatment for acne. This plant is very common to our environment, and
aside of its availability; it is easy to cultivate. It contains many components for healing skin
disorders.

Scope and Limitation:


The study of guava leaves and getting their extract is often useful. It has the ability to treat, cure,
disinfect skin disorders and capable of being a herbal plant for acnes.
Definition of terms
Astringent- antiseptic properties
Decoction- infusion of fresh leaves used for wound cleaning and skin to prevent infection and to

facilitate healing. Good for skin disorders.


Volatile- a substance that changes into a vapor at a relatively low temperature.
Eugenol- oily liquid from doves. (C10H12O2)
Cloves- aromatic spice from the dried flower bud of a tropical tree.
Tannin- a brownish or yellowish substance found in plants and used in astringents.
Saponins- soap from plants; any group of chemical substances extracted from plants that form a
soapy lather mixed with water and are used to make soap and detergent.
Amydalin- resin used in paints and adhesives.
Resin- yellow or brown color and organic substance from plants.
Malic Acid- acid from fruit; a colourless crystalline solid found in fruits such as apples.
(C4H6O5)
Aldehydes- organic compound; a highly reactive organic compound produced by the oxidation
of an alcohol and having a CHO group especially the acetaldehyde.
Ash- the powdery substance that is left when something has been burnt.
References
http://cheluvzem0h18richpads.blogspot.com/2009/01/guava-leaves-extract-componentin_05.html
http://science.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-soap-out-guava-leaf-extract-for-scienceinvestigatory-project-424946/
http://www.studymode.com/essays/Guava-Leaves-Extract-For-Skin-Infections-1246324.html