Kristian M. Fanuncio 7-Andres Bonifacio
TITLE: Efficiency of Zingeber Officinale Roscoe (Ginger) as an ointment/Vapor
Rub for Headache and Nasal Congestion
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The research observed a class for almost a month and found out that most of the students
suffer for nasal congestion in difficulty breathing though the nasal openings and headaches.
There study aims to develop and produce as environment friendly, cheaper and effective herbal
plant based vapor rub in ointment which is expected to be must accessible and convenient to use and
have due to its low projected cost because of the abundance of the material to be used in making
product specifically ginger.
SIGNIFICANCES THE STUDY
Nowadays, vapor rubs in ointment had been use as the world’s most wanted first aid medicine
for common illness. Almost half of the world’s population depends on these for fast relief for it has been
the most reliable proves effective reliever for quick-time dosage.
Synthetically made vapor rubs ointment that are much higher in price is much expensive than
that of the natural one. Aside from this, chemicals from vapor rubs might cause heart burn and can burn
cuticle coating if overused. In addition to this, too much vapor rub can cause respiratory illness to
Hence making this proposal might be the answer to burden that could be brought by the
expensive vapor rubs and ointment to the people by making an ointment with less expensive materials.
Research the properties of Zingiber Officinale(Ginger) that could make the plant vulnerable in
treating headaches and nasal congestion.
1. Find out the feasibility of Zingeber Officinale(Ginger) as an effective ointment for headaches
and clogged nose.
2. Help citizens who can’t afford to buy commercial ointment for headaches and clogged nose.
3. Promote the use of herbal plants in the Philippines globally which can also increase the
countries commercial station.
REVIEW OF THE RELATED LITERATURE
According to Dr. Andrero Lochi, Ginger, Zingeber Officinale Roscos (far Zingiberaceae) is a
popular spice use around the world. Its medicinal use later back to ancient times as indicated by early
medical text in India, China, Greece, Rome, Southeast Asian Countries and Arabic and is wide cultivated
in the Philippines.
Extract and active constituents have show potent antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anti-
mutagenic, anti-microbial and possible anti cancer activities.
Based in an internet website hppt://www. stuartxchange.org/Luya.html, traditionally ginger is
used for treating flatulent colic and indigestion. Certain studies show that ginger can be useful in
unclogging nose and might have the properties that can cure a person from pain due to headaches such
as the essential oils formed in ginger extract.
Ginger contains up to three percent of a fragrant essential oil whose main constituents are
sesquiterpenoids, with (-)-zingiberene as the main component. Smaller amounts of other
sesquiterpenoids (sesquiphellandrene, bisabolene and farnesene) and a small monoterpenoid fraction
(phelladrene, cineol, and citral) have also been identified which makes the plant vulnerable for aroma
therapy purposes that can also be use in treating the said ailments.
When applied to the nasal openings can assist in providing protection against irritation thought
is important to ensure that the nostrils are not blocked by the jelly.
Popularly used around the world as a condiment for cooking. Certain studies should say that
olive oil is also as an effective binder for preparing herbal plant based ointment in vapor rubs because it
softens the mixture texture.
- 25g ginger
- 25g petroleum jelly
- 5 ml olive oil
- Grater, knife
- heating pin
- medicine dropper/measuring cup
- mixing bowl
- weighing scale
- packaging bottle
First, the materials will be prepared and sanitized. Then the ginger must be thoroughly washed
and will be grated and extract. The ginger extract will be strained to remove the impurities and ginger
pulp. The pan will be heated, and the petroleum jelly and olive oil will be mixed afterwards. After the
jelly and the olive have been mixed the ginger extract will be added gradually, the mixture must be
stored until all the components combine. Then it must be removed away from the heat and will be
stirred until the mixture had cooled. The cooled mixture will then be packed in the sanitized bottle and
will be kept in a cool dry place.
1) Preparing all the
6) Heating the Pan 5) Straining the Ginger
4) Extraction of Ginger
3) Grating of Ginger2) Washing the Ginger
Itemized Project Expenses
Ginger- Php 5.00
Sanitized Bottle- Php 15.00
Olive Oil 5ml.
8) Heating the Ginger
Extract w/ Petroleum
jelly and olive oil
11) Bottling the
Packaging of the
9) Simmering the
10) Cooling the
7) Liquefying of
Petroleum Jelly w/