Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Turmeric

Editor's note: Though the NHSJS usually features work by high schoolers, it¬†occasionally¬†gets the chance to showcase extraordinary research done by young scientists across the country. This project was done by a student in third grade - we hope you enjoy it. Introduction: The project investigates whether the external application of turmeric reduces the growth of fungi and bacteria in foods. Background: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. […]