Cleaning agent refers to all compositions intended to be used in connection with and for increasing the effectiveness of cleaning activities. Cleaning agent includes but is not limited to hard surface cleaning compositions (kitchen, bathroom, floor, general household & glass cleaning compositions), detergents, dishwashing and food cleaning compositions, disinfectants and the like. The term cleaning as used here in refers to those activities which involve the removal of undesirable residues from surfaces and particularly includes activities such as chemical, mechanical and thermal cleaning activities as well as combinations thereof.
Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) is called a miracle vegetable because it is not only a food, it is also a medicine. It may therefore be a functional food. This plant tree is not only useful but it is the most nutritional vegetable and a herbal plant. Its flowers, leaves, young pods and roots are being utilized. It is native to India but has spread to other tropical regions; in The Philppines, it grows rapidly and with ease in nearly every backyard when desired.
Its leaves contain different amino acids such as cholesterol enzyme. This study was conducted because the researcher wanted to know if the malunggay leaves can be an effective cleaning agent to household stains. Through this the researcher will determine the effect of malunggay leaves to commong household stains. This is why the research study was conceived.
The purpose of this study is to investigate malunggay leaves as cleaning agent. The malunggay leaves were separated from the stalk, pounded using the mortar and pestle until the extract comes out.
The pounded malunggay leaves were mixed with baking soda and then water. The purpose of baking soda is to increase the effectivity of the product. The product was then placed in a container. Using the sponge, apply the mixture on stained areas (kitchen sink, refrigerator wall and tile wall). After applying the mixture on stained areas, rinse immediately. Observation was then done.
Background of the Study This study was conducted because the researcher wanted to know if the malunggay leaves can be an effective cleaning agent to household stains. Through this the researcher will determine the effect of malunggay leaves to common household stains. This is why the purpose of this study is to investigate malunggay leaves as cleaning agent. Research study is conceived.
Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) is called a miracle vegetable because it is not only a food, it is also a medicine. It may therefore be a functional food. This plant tree is not only useful but it is the most nutritional vegetable and a herbal plant. Its flowers, leaves, young pods and roots are being utilized. It is native to India but has spread to other tropical regions; in the Philippines, it grows rapidly and with ease in nearly every backyard when desired.
Malunggay has also earned the name Nature’s Medicine Cabinet because of it has 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory properties, 18 amino acids, anti-cancer properties, anti-bacterial properties, anti-aging properties, properties that keep bad cholesterol in check, omega-3 oils, and chlorophyll.
Objectives of the Study The study seeks to meet the following objectives: 1. To determine the effect of Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) leaves on common household stains. 2. Besides all of the other uses of Malunggay, the researcher would like to determine a new use of the malunggay leaves (Moringa oleifera leaves) by experimenting. And to compare the Malunggay cleaning agent with commercial one.
Statement of Problem The study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. Can the Malunggay leaves be an effective cleaning agent on common household stains? 2. Is there any significant difference in the effect between Malunggay agent and the Powerclean that can be found on commercial stores?
Hypotheses The researcher considers the following hypotheses of the study: 1. Yes, malunggay can be an effective cleaning agent on common household stains. 2. There is no significant difference between the Malunggay cleaning agent and the commercial one.
Scope and Delimitation In this topic, the branch of science that is being covered is Chemistry. Since this project involves, a mixture of compounds, elements or compounds and elements that is not a chemical substance, but may be called a chemical. This experiments is only after the effects of pounded malunggay leaves on common household stains. Other related matters such as longevity of the effects of the said leaves is no longer honored in this study.
Significance of Study This research study can contribute an idea to young minds (specifically, the students) in creating new alternative cleaning agents derived from any abundant plants. Research studies like this develops the value of resourcefulness and open-mindedness to young researchers and if landed on the right abundant plant, this will serve as an everyday use to clean common household stains.
Definition of Terms Cleaning Agent. A spray substance, usually liquid, that is used to remove dirt, including dust, stains, bad smells and clutter in solid surfaces. Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera) synonym- Moringa pterygosperma The most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include moringa, benzolive tree, and West Indian ben. It is also known as drumstick tree, from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed pods, horseradish tree, from the taste of the roots which resembles horseradish, or ben oil tree, from the oil derived from the seeds. The tree itself is rather slender, with drooping branches that grow to approximately 10m in height. In cultivation, it is often cut back annually to 1-2 meters and allowed to regrow so the pods and leaves remain within arm’s reach.