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Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby ssmutyala » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:24 pm

I need to make concentrations of honey, turmeric and an antibiotic tablet. I know how to create it for turmeric and the tablet, but I must know how to create it for the honey. For the turmeric and tablet, i will make them into powder and put water in them, measuring the same concentration. But do I do the same for Honey? Or can I use honey directly?
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Re: Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby tdaly » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:25 am

Hi ssmutyala,

It depends what your independent variable is. Are you testing different concentrations of honey, tumeric, and antibiotic? Or are you comparing the three for a single concentration. If you are only using one concentration of honey, tumeric, and antibiotic, then using the honey directly shouldn't be a problem. If you are using different concentrations of each substance, then you could dilute the honey by mixing a certain mass of honey with a particular volume to water.
All the best,
Terik

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Re: Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby ssmutyala » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:04 am

Terik,

Thanks for the information.

I used 3 of each same concentration for Turmeric and Antibiotic. 3 of each filter discs in Petri dishes
I used Honey drops on filterdiscs and placed in 3 Petri dishes.
Total I used 9 petri dishes for Turmeri,Honey and Antibiotic.
Is this procedure correct?
Please let me know?

Thanks
ssmutyala

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Re: Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby ssmutyala » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:04 am

Terik,

Thanks for the information.

I used 3 of each same concentration for Turmeric and Antibiotic. 3 of each filter discs in Petri dishes
I used Honey drops on filterdiscs and placed in 3 Petri dishes.
Total I used 9 petri dishes for Turmeri,Honey and Antibiotic.
Is this procedure correct?
Please let me know?

Thanks
ssmutyala

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Re: Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby tdaly » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:07 am

Hi ssmutyala,

That sounds like a fine procedure. It will allow you to compare the effectiveness of honey, tumeric, and the antibiotic.
All the best,
Terik

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Re: Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby ssmutyala » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:43 pm

What are the variables in this ?
Dependent is growth of inhibition zone.
Independent variables are turmeric, honey
Control
variable is antibiotic? Or baceria

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Re: Honey Vs Turmeric, which kills more bacteria?

Postby ssmutyala » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:16 pm

Thanks.

which bacteria is more hazardous : oral or from soil?

which method is better using same concentration or different for honey,turmeric or antibiotics?


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