The Challenge: Make an Antibacterial Cream
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Now that we have
grown the bacteria, how can they be destroyed?
Many modern antiseptics
are based on natural plant products so it might be possible to extract
a bactericidal cream from plants.
Plants with antiseptic
properties often tend to be aromatic and produce an essential oil that
inhibits bacterial growth.
were the potential antiseptics tested?
of Yucca, Black Sage and Garlic were dropped on the plates where a 'lawn'
of bacteria were growing.
Controls and replicates