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History of 'Screening of Plants Species for Inhibition of Bacterial Population in Raw Water'

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Author(s): Kumar S, K Gopar
Published in: Journal of Environmental Science and Health.   Oct 15, 1999
34 4 975-987

Chemical methods of purifying water are not entirely fool-proof nor completely safe. In this study, Moringa oleifera and other plants were tested at their ability to stop bacterial growth. Researchers chose to use the leaves, and tested their effectiveness at pH levels in which human cells survive. Moringa proved to be about 90% efficient at stopping bacterial growth.

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