EFFECT OF GINGER OIL ON CONSTIPATION INDIVIDUALS
Keywords:Irritable bowel Syndrome, Ginger oil, Abdominal pain, bowel movement
Constipation is a common chronic condition consisting of abdominal pain with changes in bowel habits. Ginger root is the rhizome of the perennial plant ZingiberOfficinale Roscoe. Ginger contains 1–3% of oils. Ginger dosing is often standardized according to gingerol content which is assumed to have antiemetic, analgesic, sedative, antibacterial and other physiological effects though other non-volatiles may have some of the same effects. The main aim of this study is to determine the effect of Ginger oil among the constipation population. Sample size of this study was 30 individuals. Participants having constipation problems were randomly selected for this study. Individuals were instructed to apply oil on their abdomen twice in a day for 30 days duration. Stool nature, frequency of faeces were noted before and after application of oil. Datas were collected and tabulated. 60% got benefited after the usage of Ginger oil and 30% of the study population had slight changes in their bowel movement. 10% of them felt no change. From this study, it is evident that ginger oil has an effect on bowel movement and thereby it is effective among constipation individuals.