The Capability of Sabila (Aloe Barbadensis) in Curing Burns and Scalds

Topics: Aloe, Aloe vera, Medicinal plants Pages: 24 (5086 words) Published: July 4, 2013
The Capability of Sabila (Aloe Barbadensis)

In Curing Burns and Scalds

Life Science: Individual

A Science Investigatory Project

In Partial Fulfillment in Research II

Of

Marjelyn L. Tumaca

Reseacher

Ms. May Ann Dimaano

Adviser

Leuteboro National High School

Leuteboro, Socorro, Oriental Mindoro

June 9, 2009

ABSTRACT

In this time of crisis, we face economic problems due to high cost of medicine. Other than these problems are the harmful effects of commercial ointments on health. To solve this problem, companies developed many ointments for burns and scalds. But the commercial ointments are expensive. So the researcher opted to make a low-cost ointment from locally available materials.

This study was conceptualized to seek the affectivity of sabila as an ointment for burns and scalds. Aloe vera has always been considered a medicinal plant. This project aims to verify whether aloe has certain chemicals that cab inhibit bacterial growth. It also aims to find the correct of aloe vera to various supplementary chemicals to produce a stable ointment.

Sabila ointment was prepared from aloe vera extract. These were measured and extracted, then pounded the charcoal. The pulverized were strained. Five medium of aloe vera leaves were extracted and when petroleum jelly turns to liquid, all ingredients were added and mixed.

Testing the product includes administration of 15 respondents who gave complained of burns and scalds. The administration lasts for five consecutive days using sabila ointment which shows that it is very effective.

With results, the researcher concludes that sabila ointment is effective in treating burns and scalds.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher would like to extend her profound gratitude to the following for helping her to prepare her write-ups and other things concerning this project:

To Justine’s pharmacy, for being the source of petroleum jelly;

To her classmates and friends, for helping and sharing their ideas and giving some advise regarding this project;

To Mrs. Roxanne Rios for lending her the needed references;

To the LNHS Computer Room, for allowing her to use the c computers;

To Ms. May Ann Dimaano, her research adviser;

To Mrs. Marilou Magnaye, for lending her laboratory apparatuses for her experimentation;

Special thanks to her selected classmates and friends, for helping the researcher to finish her paper and her product, especially to Nery Molato, Jeanel Abraham, Mary Joy Delfin, and Sarah Jane Sarmiento.

To her parents, for the financial and moral support they had shown upon her;

Above all, to Lord Almighty God who enlightened and guided the researcher in making of this investigatory project.

The Researcher

Table of Contents

Title Page……………………………………………………………………………………………i

Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………..ii

Acknowledgement……………………………………………………………………...…………..iii

Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………..……………iv

CHAPTER I

Introduction

Problem and it’s Background……………………………………………………..1

Statement of the Problem…………………………………...…………………….1

Objectives…………………………………………………...…………………….1

Hypothesis…………………………………………………..………………….....2

Significance of the Study………………………………......……………………...2

Scopes and Limitations…………………………………….....…………………..3

Definition of Terms………………………………………………………………4

CHAPTER II

Review of Related Literature…………………………………………………………..5-10

CHAPTER III

Methodology……………………………………………………………………………..11

Product Preparation………………………………………..…………………….11

Treatment…………………………………………………….………………12-13

CHAPTER IV

Results and Discussion………………………………………………………………..14-21

CHAPTER V

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation………………………………………..22-23...
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