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DM-TEA

An
Investigatory Project
In
Science 10

Presented by:
Morales, Joshua M.
Cruz, Carla Issabel

Aquino, Glydel Laine


De Leon, Ann Margaret

Dela Cruz, Fatima Mae


Sera Josef, Arian Gene

Hernandez Rolaine Kaila


Vinson, Divine Joyce

Presented to:
Ms. Jean Aurora Caparas

March 1, 2016

I. Introduction
Artemisia vulgaris Linn. or more commonly known as Wormwood or Damong-Maria is an erect
perrenial herbal plant. It is native in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. These
leaves are widely cultivated in the Philippines because it has many healing properties that is
beneficial to the people.
This plant has many healing and medicinal properties that are advantageous to us. It is being use
in decoction (The method of extraction by boiling of dissolved chemicals from herbal or plant
material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.) in many parts of the globe,
particularly in Asia because people generally believe that this plant especially the leaves has
medicinal properties such as it is an hemostatic, antiseptic, and carminative. It is being used to
heal wounds, ulcers, diarrhea and many more. It can also be used by people who have eating
disorders such as anorexia for this plant stimulates appetite. It can also be used in intestinal
deworming, insect repelant, induce menstruation, it can ease menstruation cramps but most of all
it can cure stomach ache.
There are many perks that we can gain in this plant but the main focus or objective of the
researchers is to use Dahong-Maria leaves to create a tea that is all natural, effective and
efficient. The researchers believe that they will succeed in developing this product because of
the plants natural medicinal characteristics and property that can heal stomach ache. It is well
proven and viable because it is being practiced all over the world, it is being used in decotation
but we want to preserve the shelf life of Damong-Maria so we are aimed to make a tea that will
be beneficial to people in healing stomach pain or stomach ache that may lead to diarrhea. We
generally believe that Damong-Maria or Artemisia vulgaris Linn can be used to heal stomach

ache because it has scientific proofs and it is also an antiseptic that could kill germs and bacterias
that may cause severe stomach pain.

II. Problem
1. Can we find an alternative and herbal medicine for stomach ache?
2. Is Damong Maria really safe and effective in curing stomach pain?
3. What are the other benefits given by Damong Maria?

III. Hypothesis
The researchers hypothesize that they can create a herbal tea from Damong Maria with Pandan.
The product is going to be reliable and effective medicine for stomach ache.

IV. Objectives
1. Create a medicine that is purely from the nature.
2. Produce a herbal tea medicine made up of Damong Maria with Pandan leaves that can be
a backup or replacement if the prescribe drugs are not effective at all.
3. Give a convenient but proven alternative tea medicine.
4. To inform people how to do a herbal medicine in case of emergency or urgency and they
cannot find a place that sells the drugs needed.

V. Materials
o Damong Maria leaves

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Pandan leaves
Bowl
Filter paper
Needle
Thread
Folder or any thick paper
Hot water
Cup
Spoon

VI. Procedures
1. Put the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves in a place where it can get enough sunlight.
Make sure that the place is dry and the leaves will be sun-dried.
2. Leave the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves for 3-5 hours; it depends on the heat given
by the sun. Just make sure that they are toasted enough to be crunch.
3. When you finally get the dried leaves, crush it carefully using your hands. Separate the
leaves in two bowls.
4. When the crushed leaves are ready, get the filter paper and put the leaves inside it.
Remember not to put too much or too little because it will affect your drink when you
finally use it.
5. Seal the paper using the needle and thread.
6. Cut a little long length of the thread and a small portion from the folder/ thick paper for
the handle.
(Directions for using)
1. Put the hot water in the cup.
2. Lose the tea bag in the cup. Pull and drop the bag until you are satisfied with the taste and
color.
3. Remove the tea bag when done and stir the cup with spoon.

VI. Interpretation of data


Color of the juice Light green
Taste bitter sweet
Smell typical tea
The researchers created the DMP-Tea on February 20, 2016 and up until February 28, 2016 it
is still competent and useful. Other tea was considered to lasts for 8-12 months because of
the life expansion of both natural and preservatives added while dried leaves alone can stay
up to 3-6 months. The product was proven effective because of the purposive test where the
subject ate different kind of foods (specifically mango, soft drink and milk) that will make
her release stool or have stomach ache. The researchers asked her to drink the herbal tea
instead of taking medicine and after waiting for almost an hour they have seen the effect.
Although it took a long time, the result succeeded and it amend the stomach pain. Aside from
this test, native folks have been using Damong Maria for herbal medicine. Base on scientific
research Artemisia vulagris is composed of different elements that can cure illness; they are
valuable stomachic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue, deobstruent, antispasmodic, tonic. It is also
proven that it performs as antimicrobial where there is a study conducted on the activities of
ethanol, methanol, and hexane that can be found in the extract of three species of Artemisia
against five gram positive bacteria. They were found to have some positive effects against the
tested microorganisms. Added to that is its ability as an antioxidant, that other researchers
found that the essential oil of A. vulgaris exhibit the strongest antioxidant activity. It is not
only for curing stomach ache but also for cleansing it so you can drink this tea anytime you

want and added to that is that this plant stimulates appetite and young leaves are used for
anorexia.
The tea does not only taste a little bitter but it also gives that smell. That is why Instead of
buying other expensive flavouring the researchers chose Pandan leaves to lessen the bad
smell and to keep the tea natural. It is safe because other people use Pandan leaves in cooking
and it adds sweet taste to the tea. Using sugar should be avoided because it will bring other
reaction to the efficiency of the tea. If the patient really needs to drink this medicine, it is
permitted to directly boil the leaves in the water and casserole because other elders are
originally using that strategy. There will be no changes in the credibility and nutrients the
medicine is going to give. The final product the researchers made to Damong Maria with
Pandan Herbal Tea is to verify that fresh or not, as long as the leaves are clean people can use
it in mending stomach pain. Using this style, the researchers justify how people can store it
properly, bring it anywhere and drink the medicine conveniently because of its size,
appearance and the total presentation of the tea. Damong Maria and Pandan can be easily
found anywhere that allows people to create his own herbal tea that answered the first
problem.

VII. Related Studies


Anti-Trichinellosis: Trichinellosis can cause diarrhea, fever, periorbital edema and myositis
in humans. This study on the methanol extracts of aerial parts of Av showed reduction of
larval rate with significantly reduced antibody response during the enteral and parenteral
phases. Results suggest Av can be an alternative drug against trichinellosis.
Historically, traditional healers (herbolarios) and birth attendants (hilots) were the first to
recommend the use of medicinal plant preparation and to administer them (decoction,
infusions, juices, poultices) When the government began to focus on primary health care in
health-services delivery in 1979 both governmental and non-governmental organizations
started to train primary health care workers and health educators in the proper use of
medicinal plants for outpatients. The experience of most NGOs in community-base-health
program (CBHP) has been very encouraging, especially in rural areas where the use of
medicinal plants for relief of common has never been abandoned, as most households and
schools maintain herb gardens.

VIII. Conclusion
Therefore, the researchers concluded that their hypothesis is accepted and Damong Maria
with Pandan leaves Herbal Tea is acceptable as an alternative and herbal medicine for
stomach pain. Also, Artemisia vulagris or Damong Maria is also considered as medicine in
terms of; juice of the leaves used externally to heal wounds and cuts, convulsion, scabies,
eczema, herpes; alterative as fomentations for skin diseases and foul ulcers; other way is it
mixed with ginger: Pounded leaves and wrapped in banana leaves and heated over a fire, and
applied to wounds and swollen and inflamed dermal afflictions and lastly, Infusion of
aromatic leaves used to induce menstruation and used as abortifacient, but considered too
mild a uterine stimulant to be reliable for that purpose. Through the related studies and
background information the researchers believed that this product is valuable and can be
considered as an herbal medicine.People might question the sufficiency of the DMP-Tea
because of the short time allotted for the observation so they are open for critics but most
important of all is that the researchers are able to answer the three problems, respond to the
objectives they formed before doing this investigatory project and have shown credible and
real evidence.

IX. Recommendation
For the future researchers who will also create an herbal tea, the researchers hope that this
investigatory project may help you in some ways. They suggest you to allot longer time in
planning, preparing and doing your project to make sure that every question will be answered
and you will be able to create a more excellent product.
For the user, the researchers proved the efficiency of the DM-tea, they are recommending you to
ask prescription before taking it. Every people have different types of body and
misunderstanding or drinking some medicine may give you side effects. This is convenient and
credible but for further usage and safer state, if you are not that confident enough with your
health; either you have history about stomach pain or you feel like you easily get allergies or
other disease you should ask your doctor first.

Bibliography

Godofredo U. Stuart Jr., M.D. (2015): Botany. http://www.stuartxchange.com/Damong


Rechelle alvarina (2012):
http://herballeaves.blogspot.com/2012/11/motherwort-damong-maria-in-tagalog.html
Hermes G.:Damong Maria. http://www.scribd.com/doc/70298821/DamongMaria#scribd

Medicinal Plants: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity


(Chong Yul Kim): https://books.google.com.ph/books?
id=cHoJCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=reasons+why+damong+maria+heals+stoma
ch+ache&source=bl&ots=PKRm5mJf7g&sig=DCPOqAGKO2zFSz4eb2l7CPPc4GA&hl=en&sa
=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg-IiM_JzLAhVKnJQKHXcSCqwQ6AEIHzAB#v=onepage&q&f=false

Pandan (Pandanus tectorius) www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/pandan.htm

DM-TEA
An
Investigatory Project
In
Science 10

Presented by:
Morales, Joshua M.
Cruz, Carla Issabel

Aquino, Glydel Laine


De Leon, Ann Margaret

Dela Cruz, Fatima Mae


Sera Josef, Arian Gene

Hernandez Rolaine Kaila


Vinson, Divine Joyce

Presented to:
Ms. Jean Aurora Caparas

March 1, 2016

I. Introduction
Artemisia vulgaris Linn. or more commonly known as Wormwood or Damong-Maria is an erect
perrenial herbal plant. It is native in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. These
leaves are widely cultivated in the Philippines because it has many healing properties that is
beneficial to the people.
This plant has many healing and medicinal properties that are advantageous to us. It is being use
in decoction (The method of extraction by boiling of dissolved chemicals from herbal or plant
material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.) in many parts of the globe,
particularly in Asia because people generally believe that this plant especially the leaves has
medicinal properties such as it is an hemostatic, antiseptic, and carminative. It is being used to
heal wounds, ulcers, diarrhea and many more. It can also be used by people who have eating
disorders such as anorexia for this plant stimulates appetite. It can also be used in intestinal
deworming, insect repelant, induce menstruation, it can ease menstruation cramps but most of all
it can cure stomach ache.
There are many perks that we can gain in this plant but the main focus or objective of the
researchers is to use Dahong-Maria leaves to create a tea that is all natural, effective and
efficient. The researchers believe that they will succeed in developing this product because of
the plants natural medicinal characteristics and property that can heal stomach ache. It is well
proven and viable because it is being practiced all over the world, it is being used in decotation
but we want to preserve the shelf life of Damong-Maria so we are aimed to make a tea that will
be beneficial to people in healing stomach pain or stomach ache that may lead to diarrhea. We
generally believe that Damong-Maria or Artemisia vulgaris Linn can be used to heal stomach

ache because it has scientific proofs and it is also an antiseptic that could kill germs and bacterias
that may cause severe stomach pain.

II. Problem
4. Can we find an alternative and herbal medicine for stomach ache?
5. Is Damong Maria really safe and effective in curing stomach pain?
6. What are the other benefits given by Damong Maria?

III. Hypothesis
The researchers hypothesize that they can create a herbal tea from Damong Maria with Pandan.
The product is going to be reliable and effective medicine for stomach ache.

IV. Objectives
5. Create a medicine that is purely from the nature.
6. Produce a herbal tea medicine made up of Damong Maria with Pandan leaves that can be
a backup or replacement if the prescribe drugs are not effective at all.
7. Give a convenient but proven alternative tea medicine.
8. To inform people how to do a herbal medicine in case of emergency or urgency and they
cannot find a place that sells the drugs needed.

V. Materials
o Damong Maria leaves

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Pandan leaves
Bowl
Filter paper
Needle
Thread
Folder or any thick paper
Hot water
Cup
Spoon

VI. Procedures
7. Put the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves in a place where it can get enough sunlight.
Make sure that the place is dry and the leaves will be sun-dried.
8. Leave the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves for 3-5 hours; it depends on the heat given
by the sun. Just make sure that they are toasted enough to be crunch.
9. When you finally get the dried leaves, crush it carefully using your hands. Separate the
leaves in two bowls.
10. When the crushed leaves are ready, get the filter paper and put the leaves inside it.
Remember not to put too much or too little because it will affect your drink when you
finally use it.
11. Seal the paper using the needle and thread.
12. Cut a little long length of the thread and a small portion from the folder/ thick paper for
the handle.
(Directions for using)
4. Put the hot water in the cup.
5. Lose the tea bag in the cup. Pull and drop the bag until you are satisfied with the taste and
color.
6. Remove the tea bag when done and stir the cup with spoon.

VI. Interpretation of data


Color of the juice Light green
Taste bitter sweet
Smell typical tea
The researchers created the DMP-Tea on February 20, 2016 and up until February 28, 2016 it
is still competent and useful. Other tea was considered to lasts for 8-12 months because of
the life expansion of both natural and preservatives added while dried leaves alone can stay
up to 3-6 months. The product was proven effective because of the purposive test where the
subject ate different kind of foods (specifically mango, soft drink and milk) that will make
her release stool or have stomach ache. The researchers asked her to drink the herbal tea
instead of taking medicine and after waiting for almost an hour they have seen the effect.
Although it took a long time, the result succeeded and it amend the stomach pain. Aside from
this test, native folks have been using Damong Maria for herbal medicine. Base on scientific
research Artemisia vulagris is composed of different elements that can cure illness; they are
valuable stomachic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue, deobstruent, antispasmodic, tonic. It is also
proven that it performs as antimicrobial where there is a study conducted on the activities of
ethanol, methanol, and hexane that can be found in the extract of three species of Artemisia
against five gram positive bacteria. They were found to have some positive effects against the
tested microorganisms. Added to that is its ability as an antioxidant, that other researchers
found that the essential oil of A. vulgaris exhibit the strongest antioxidant activity. It is not
only for curing stomach ache but also for cleansing it so you can drink this tea anytime you

want and added to that is that this plant stimulates appetite and young leaves are used for
anorexia.
The tea does not only taste a little bitter but it also gives that smell. That is why Instead of
buying other expensive flavouring the researchers chose Pandan leaves to lessen the bad
smell and to keep the tea natural. It is safe because other people use Pandan leaves in cooking
and it adds sweet taste to the tea. Using sugar should be avoided because it will bring other
reaction to the efficiency of the tea. If the patient really needs to drink this medicine, it is
permitted to directly boil the leaves in the water and casserole because other elders are
originally using that strategy. There will be no changes in the credibility and nutrients the
medicine is going to give. The final product the researchers made to Damong Maria with
Pandan Herbal Tea is to verify that fresh or not, as long as the leaves are clean people can use
it in mending stomach pain. Using this style, the researchers justify how people can store it
properly, bring it anywhere and drink the medicine conveniently because of its size,
appearance and the total presentation of the tea. Damong Maria and Pandan can be easily
found anywhere that allows people to create his own herbal tea that answered the first
problem.

VII. Related Studies


Anti-Trichinellosis: Trichinellosis can cause diarrhea, fever, periorbital edema and myositis
in humans. This study on the methanol extracts of aerial parts of Av showed reduction of
larval rate with significantly reduced antibody response during the enteral and parenteral
phases. Results suggest Av can be an alternative drug against trichinellosis.
Historically, traditional healers (herbolarios) and birth attendants (hilots) were the first to
recommend the use of medicinal plant preparation and to administer them (decoction,
infusions, juices, poultices) When the government began to focus on primary health care in
health-services delivery in 1979 both governmental and non-governmental organizations
started to train primary health care workers and health educators in the proper use of
medicinal plants for outpatients. The experience of most NGOs in community-base-health
program (CBHP) has been very encouraging, especially in rural areas where the use of
medicinal plants for relief of common has never been abandoned, as most households and
schools maintain herb gardens.

VIII. Conclusion
Therefore, the researchers concluded that their hypothesis is accepted and Damong Maria
with Pandan leaves Herbal Tea is acceptable as an alternative and herbal medicine for
stomach pain. Also, Artemisia vulagris or Damong Maria is also considered as medicine in
terms of; juice of the leaves used externally to heal wounds and cuts, convulsion, scabies,
eczema, herpes; alterative as fomentations for skin diseases and foul ulcers; other way is it
mixed with ginger: Pounded leaves and wrapped in banana leaves and heated over a fire, and
applied to wounds and swollen and inflamed dermal afflictions and lastly, Infusion of
aromatic leaves used to induce menstruation and used as abortifacient, but considered too
mild a uterine stimulant to be reliable for that purpose. Through the related studies and
background information the researchers believed that this product is valuable and can be
considered as an herbal medicine.People might question the sufficiency of the DMP-Tea
because of the short time allotted for the observation so they are open for critics but most
important of all is that the researchers are able to answer the three problems, respond to the
objectives they formed before doing this investigatory project and have shown credible and
real evidence.

IX. Recommendation
For the future researchers who will also create an herbal tea, the researchers hope that this
investigatory project may help you in some ways. They suggest you to allot longer time in
planning, preparing and doing your project to make sure that every question will be answered
and you will be able to create a more excellent product.
For the user, the researchers proved the efficiency of the DM-tea, they are recommending you to
ask prescription before taking it. Every people have different types of body and
misunderstanding or drinking some medicine may give you side effects. This is convenient and
credible but for further usage and safer state, if you are not that confident enough with your
health; either you have history about stomach pain or you feel like you easily get allergies or
other disease you should ask your doctor first.

Bibliography

Godofredo U. Stuart Jr., M.D. (2015): Botany. http://www.stuartxchange.com/Damong


Rechelle alvarina (2012):
http://herballeaves.blogspot.com/2012/11/motherwort-damong-maria-in-tagalog.html
Hermes G.:Damong Maria. http://www.scribd.com/doc/70298821/DamongMaria#scribd

Medicinal Plants: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity


(Chong Yul Kim): https://books.google.com.ph/books?
id=cHoJCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=reasons+why+damong+maria+heals+stoma
ch+ache&source=bl&ots=PKRm5mJf7g&sig=DCPOqAGKO2zFSz4eb2l7CPPc4GA&hl=en&sa
=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg-IiM_JzLAhVKnJQKHXcSCqwQ6AEIHzAB#v=onepage&q&f=false

Pandan (Pandanus tectorius) www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/pandan.htm

DM-TEA
An
Investigatory Project
In
Science 10

Presented by:
Morales, Joshua M.
Cruz, Carla Issabel

Aquino, Glydel Laine


De Leon, Ann Margaret

Dela Cruz, Fatima Mae


Sera Josef, Arian Gene

Hernandez Rolaine Kaila


Vinson, Divine Joyce

Presented to:
Ms. Jean Aurora Caparas

March 1, 2016

I. Introduction
Artemisia vulgaris Linn. or more commonly known as Wormwood or Damong-Maria is an erect
perrenial herbal plant. It is native in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. These
leaves are widely cultivated in the Philippines because it has many healing properties that is
beneficial to the people.
This plant has many healing and medicinal properties that are advantageous to us. It is being use
in decoction (The method of extraction by boiling of dissolved chemicals from herbal or plant
material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.) in many parts of the globe,
particularly in Asia because people generally believe that this plant especially the leaves has
medicinal properties such as it is an hemostatic, antiseptic, and carminative. It is being used to
heal wounds, ulcers, diarrhea and many more. It can also be used by people who have eating
disorders such as anorexia for this plant stimulates appetite. It can also be used in intestinal
deworming, insect repelant, induce menstruation, it can ease menstruation cramps but most of all
it can cure stomach ache.
There are many perks that we can gain in this plant but the main focus or objective of the
researchers is to use Dahong-Maria leaves to create a tea that is all natural, effective and
efficient. The researchers believe that they will succeed in developing this product because of
the plants natural medicinal characteristics and property that can heal stomach ache. It is well
proven and viable because it is being practiced all over the world, it is being used in decotation
but we want to preserve the shelf life of Damong-Maria so we are aimed to make a tea that will
be beneficial to people in healing stomach pain or stomach ache that may lead to diarrhea. We
generally believe that Damong-Maria or Artemisia vulgaris Linn can be used to heal stomach

ache because it has scientific proofs and it is also an antiseptic that could kill germs and bacterias
that may cause severe stomach pain.

II. Problem
7. Can we find an alternative and herbal medicine for stomach ache?
8. Is Damong Maria really safe and effective in curing stomach pain?
9. What are the other benefits given by Damong Maria?

III. Hypothesis
The researchers hypothesize that they can create a herbal tea from Damong Maria with Pandan.
The product is going to be reliable and effective medicine for stomach ache.

IV. Objectives
9. Create a medicine that is purely from the nature.
10. Produce a herbal tea medicine made up of Damong Maria with Pandan leaves that can be
a backup or replacement if the prescribe drugs are not effective at all.
11. Give a convenient but proven alternative tea medicine.
12. To inform people how to do a herbal medicine in case of emergency or urgency and they
cannot find a place that sells the drugs needed.

V. Materials
o Damong Maria leaves

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

Pandan leaves
Bowl
Filter paper
Needle
Thread
Folder or any thick paper
Hot water
Cup
Spoon

VI. Procedures
13. Put the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves in a place where it can get enough sunlight.
Make sure that the place is dry and the leaves will be sun-dried.
14. Leave the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves for 3-5 hours; it depends on the heat given
by the sun. Just make sure that they are toasted enough to be crunch.
15. When you finally get the dried leaves, crush it carefully using your hands. Separate the
leaves in two bowls.
16. When the crushed leaves are ready, get the filter paper and put the leaves inside it.
Remember not to put too much or too little because it will affect your drink when you
finally use it.
17. Seal the paper using the needle and thread.
18. Cut a little long length of the thread and a small portion from the folder/ thick paper for
the handle.
(Directions for using)
7. Put the hot water in the cup.
8. Lose the tea bag in the cup. Pull and drop the bag until you are satisfied with the taste and
color.
9. Remove the tea bag when done and stir the cup with spoon.

VI. Interpretation of data


Color of the juice Light green
Taste bitter sweet
Smell typical tea
The researchers created the DMP-Tea on February 20, 2016 and up until February 28, 2016 it
is still competent and useful. Other tea was considered to lasts for 8-12 months because of
the life expansion of both natural and preservatives added while dried leaves alone can stay
up to 3-6 months. The product was proven effective because of the purposive test where the
subject ate different kind of foods (specifically mango, soft drink and milk) that will make
her release stool or have stomach ache. The researchers asked her to drink the herbal tea
instead of taking medicine and after waiting for almost an hour they have seen the effect.
Although it took a long time, the result succeeded and it amend the stomach pain. Aside from
this test, native folks have been using Damong Maria for herbal medicine. Base on scientific
research Artemisia vulagris is composed of different elements that can cure illness; they are
valuable stomachic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue, deobstruent, antispasmodic, tonic. It is also
proven that it performs as antimicrobial where there is a study conducted on the activities of
ethanol, methanol, and hexane that can be found in the extract of three species of Artemisia
against five gram positive bacteria. They were found to have some positive effects against the
tested microorganisms. Added to that is its ability as an antioxidant, that other researchers
found that the essential oil of A. vulgaris exhibit the strongest antioxidant activity. It is not
only for curing stomach ache but also for cleansing it so you can drink this tea anytime you

want and added to that is that this plant stimulates appetite and young leaves are used for
anorexia.
The tea does not only taste a little bitter but it also gives that smell. That is why Instead of
buying other expensive flavouring the researchers chose Pandan leaves to lessen the bad
smell and to keep the tea natural. It is safe because other people use Pandan leaves in cooking
and it adds sweet taste to the tea. Using sugar should be avoided because it will bring other
reaction to the efficiency of the tea. If the patient really needs to drink this medicine, it is
permitted to directly boil the leaves in the water and casserole because other elders are
originally using that strategy. There will be no changes in the credibility and nutrients the
medicine is going to give. The final product the researchers made to Damong Maria with
Pandan Herbal Tea is to verify that fresh or not, as long as the leaves are clean people can use
it in mending stomach pain. Using this style, the researchers justify how people can store it
properly, bring it anywhere and drink the medicine conveniently because of its size,
appearance and the total presentation of the tea. Damong Maria and Pandan can be easily
found anywhere that allows people to create his own herbal tea that answered the first
problem.

VII. Related Studies


Anti-Trichinellosis: Trichinellosis can cause diarrhea, fever, periorbital edema and myositis
in humans. This study on the methanol extracts of aerial parts of Av showed reduction of
larval rate with significantly reduced antibody response during the enteral and parenteral
phases. Results suggest Av can be an alternative drug against trichinellosis.
Historically, traditional healers (herbolarios) and birth attendants (hilots) were the first to
recommend the use of medicinal plant preparation and to administer them (decoction,
infusions, juices, poultices) When the government began to focus on primary health care in
health-services delivery in 1979 both governmental and non-governmental organizations
started to train primary health care workers and health educators in the proper use of
medicinal plants for outpatients. The experience of most NGOs in community-base-health
program (CBHP) has been very encouraging, especially in rural areas where the use of
medicinal plants for relief of common has never been abandoned, as most households and
schools maintain herb gardens.

VIII. Conclusion
Therefore, the researchers concluded that their hypothesis is accepted and Damong Maria
with Pandan leaves Herbal Tea is acceptable as an alternative and herbal medicine for
stomach pain. Also, Artemisia vulagris or Damong Maria is also considered as medicine in
terms of; juice of the leaves used externally to heal wounds and cuts, convulsion, scabies,
eczema, herpes; alterative as fomentations for skin diseases and foul ulcers; other way is it
mixed with ginger: Pounded leaves and wrapped in banana leaves and heated over a fire, and
applied to wounds and swollen and inflamed dermal afflictions and lastly, Infusion of
aromatic leaves used to induce menstruation and used as abortifacient, but considered too
mild a uterine stimulant to be reliable for that purpose. Through the related studies and
background information the researchers believed that this product is valuable and can be
considered as an herbal medicine.People might question the sufficiency of the DMP-Tea
because of the short time allotted for the observation so they are open for critics but most
important of all is that the researchers are able to answer the three problems, respond to the
objectives they formed before doing this investigatory project and have shown credible and
real evidence.

IX. Recommendation
For the future researchers who will also create an herbal tea, the researchers hope that this
investigatory project may help you in some ways. They suggest you to allot longer time in
planning, preparing and doing your project to make sure that every question will be answered
and you will be able to create a more excellent product.
For the user, the researchers proved the efficiency of the DM-tea, they are recommending you to
ask prescription before taking it. Every people have different types of body and
misunderstanding or drinking some medicine may give you side effects. This is convenient and
credible but for further usage and safer state, if you are not that confident enough with your
health; either you have history about stomach pain or you feel like you easily get allergies or
other disease you should ask your doctor first.

Bibliography

Godofredo U. Stuart Jr., M.D. (2015): Botany. http://www.stuartxchange.com/Damong


Rechelle alvarina (2012):
http://herballeaves.blogspot.com/2012/11/motherwort-damong-maria-in-tagalog.html
Hermes G.:Damong Maria. http://www.scribd.com/doc/70298821/DamongMaria#scribd

Medicinal Plants: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity


(Chong Yul Kim): https://books.google.com.ph/books?
id=cHoJCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=reasons+why+damong+maria+heals+stoma
ch+ache&source=bl&ots=PKRm5mJf7g&sig=DCPOqAGKO2zFSz4eb2l7CPPc4GA&hl=en&sa
=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg-IiM_JzLAhVKnJQKHXcSCqwQ6AEIHzAB#v=onepage&q&f=false
Pandan (Pandanus tectorius) www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/pandan.htm

DM-TEA
An
Investigatory Project
In
Science 10

Presented by:
Morales, Joshua M.
Cruz, Carla Issabel

Aquino, Glydel Laine


De Leon, Ann Margaret

Dela Cruz, Fatima Mae

Hernandez Rolaine Kaila

Sera Josef, Arian GeneVinson, Divine Joyce


Presented to:
Ms. Jean Aurora Capara

March 1, 2016
I. Introduction
Artemisia vulgaris Linn. or more commonly known as
Wormwood or Damong-Maria is an erect perrenial herbal
plant. It is native in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and
South America. These leaves are widely cultivated in the
Philippines because it has many healing properties that is
beneficial to the people.
There are many perks that we can gain in this plant but
the main focus or objective of the researches is to use
Dahong-Maria leaves to create a tea that is all natural,
effective and efficient. The researchers believe that they
will succeed in developing this product because of the
plants natural medicinal characteristics and property for
it can heal stomach ache. It is well proven and viable
because it is being practiced all over the world, it is being
used in decotation but we want to preserve the shelf life

of Damong-Maria so we are aimed to make a tea that will


be beneficial to people in healing stomach pain or
stomach ache that may lead to diarrhea. We generally
believe that Dahong-Maria or Artemisia vulgaris Linn. It
can be used to heal stomach ache because it has
scientific proofs and it is also an antiseptic that could kill
germs and bacterias that may cause severe stomach
pain.

II. Problem
1. Can we find an alternative and herbal medicine for
stomach ache?
2. Is Damong Maria really safe and effective in curing
stomach pain?
3. What are the other benefits given by Damong
Maria?

III. Hypothesis
The researchers hypothesize that they can create a
herbal tea from Damong Maria with Pandan. The product
is going to be reliable and effective medicine for stomach
ache.

IV. Objectives
1. Create a medicine that is purely from the nature.
2. Produce a herbal tea medicine made up of Damong
Maria with Pandan leaves that can be a backup or
replacement if the prescribe drugs are not
effective at all.
3. Give a convenient but proven alternative tea
medicine.
4. To inform people how to do a herbal medicine in
case of emergency or urgency and they cannot
find a place that sells the drugs needed.

V. Materials
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Damong Maria leaves


Pandan leaves
Bowl
Filter paper
Needle
Thread
Folder or any thick paper
Hot water
Cup
Spoon

VI. Procedures
1. Put the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves in a place
where it can get enough sunlight. Make sure that the
place is dry and the leaves will be sun-dried.
2. Leave the Damong Maria with Pandan leaves for 3-5
hours; it depends on the heat given by the sun. Just
make sure that they are toasted enough to be
crunch.

3. When you finally get the dried leaves, crush it


carefully using your hands. Separate the leaves in
two bowls.
4. When the crushed leaves are ready, get the filter
paper and put the leaves inside it. Remember not to
put too much or too little because it will affect your
drink when you finally use it.
5. Seal the paper using the needle and thread.
6. Cut a little long length of the thread and a small
portion from the folder/ thick paper for the handle.
(Directions for using)
7. Put the hot water in the cup.
8. Lose the tea bag in the cup. Pull and drop the bag
until you are satisfied with the taste and color.
9. Remove the tea bag when done and stir the cup with
spoon.

VI. Interpretation of data


Color of the juice Light green

Taste bitter sweet


Smell typical tea
The researchers created the DMP-Tea on February 20,
2016 and up until February 28, 2016 it is still
competent and useful.

The product was proven

effective because of the purposive test where the


subject ate different kind of foods that will make her
release stool or have stomach ache. The researchers
asked her to drink the herbal tea instead of taking
medicine and after waiting for almost an hour they
have seen the effect. Although it took a long time, the
result succeeded and it amend the stomach pain. The
tea does not only taste a little bitter but it also gives
that smell. The final product the researchers made to
Damong Maria with Pandan Herbal Tea is to verify that
fresh or not, as long as the leaves are clean people can
use it in mending stomach pain. Using this style, the

researchers justify how people can store it properly,


bring it anywhere and drink the medicine conveniently
because of its size, smell and the total presentation of
the tea. Damong Maria and Pandan can be easily found
anywhere that allows people to create his own herbal
tea that answered the first problem.

VII. Related Studies


Anti-Trichinellosis: Trichinellosis can cause diarrhea,
fever, periorbital edema and myositis in humans.

VIII. Conclusion
Therefore,

the

researchers

concluded

that

their

hypothesis is accepted and Damong Maria with Pandan


leaves Herbal Tea is acceptable as an alternative and
herbal medicine for stomach pain.

People might question the sufficiency of the DMP-Tea


because of the short time allotted for the observation
so they are open for critics but most important of all is
that the researchers are able to answer the three
problems, respond to the objectives they formed before
doing this investigatory project and have shown
credible and real evidence.

IX. Recommendation
For the future researchers who will also create an herbal
tea, the researchers hope that this investigatory project
may help you in some ways
For the user, although the researchers proved the
efficiency of the DMP-tea they are recommending you to
ask prescription before taking it

Bibliography

Godofredo U. Stuart Jr., M.D. (2015): Botany.


http://www.stuartxchange.com/Damong
Rechelle alvarina (2012):
http://herballeaves.blogspot.com/2012/11/motherwortdamong-maria-in-tagalog.html
Hermes G.:Damong Maria.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/70298821/DamongMaria#scribd
Medicinal Plants: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity
(Chong Yul Kim): https://books.google.com.ph/books?
id=cHoJCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=reasons+
why+damong+maria+heals+stomach+ache&source=bl&
ots=PKRm5mJf7g&sig=DCPOqAGKO2zFSz4eb2l7CPPc4GA
&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgIiM_JzLAhVKnJQKHXcSCqwQ6AEIHzAB#v=onepage&q&f=f
alse

Pandan (Pandanus tectorius)


www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/pandan.htm