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Investigatory project

  1. 1. 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 infants. 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. OBJECTIVES GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Research the properties of Zingiber Officinale(Ginger) that could make the plant vulnerable in treating headaches and nasal congestion. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: 1. Find out the feasibility of Zingeber Officinale(Ginger) as an effective ointment for headaches and clogged nose.
  2. 2. 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. Olive Oil: 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. METHODOLOGY MATERIALS - 25g ginger - 25g petroleum jelly
  3. 3. - 5 ml olive oil LABORATORY EQUIPMENT: - Grater, knife - strainer - heating pin - medicine dropper/measuring cup - mixing bowl - weighing scale - packaging bottle PROCEDURE: 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 materials needed 6) Heating the Pan 5) Straining the Ginger Extract 4) Extraction of Ginger 3) Grating of Ginger2) Washing the Ginger
  4. 4. Itemized Project Expenses Ginger- Php 5.00 Sanitized Bottle- Php 15.00 Petroleum Jelly Olive Oil 5ml. Bibliography: http://www.stuartxchange.org/luya.html www.medicinet.com/headache/article.html gomestic.com/…/22-wonderful-uses-for-petroleum-jelly 8) Heating the Ginger Extract w/ Petroleum jelly and olive oil 11) Bottling the Packaging of the Mixture 9) Simmering the mixture 10) Cooling the Mixture 7) Liquefying of Petroleum Jelly w/ olive oil

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