(Zingiber Spectabile) Beehive Ginger Plants as Additives of Glue

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Introduction Chemicals have been part of people’s lives even in past centuries. Today, scientist still work for more productive, feasible and advance chemical products. Although chemicals are made to our own benefits and to improve our everyday living, still it’s substances that are hazardous in our body. The rate of common illness, and even death caused by harmful chemicals is just one of the problem that our society facing on. One of the common chemical products in our home is glue. The commercial glue that is mostly composed of Carbon disulfide, polymers and glycol ether ,a chemical known for its industrial use to glue production. These convenient substances that can also be dangerous to children if not handled properly, especially the younger one. Although there are different substitute of glue have been studied to battle the negative effects of adhesives glue, they have also its pros and cons in human. The researchers thought of another way to make a glue production and also a plant that contains non-toxic and abundant in our place. Finally, the researcher came up to a better way in making glue using (Zingiber spectabile), also known as Beehive ginger plants. The plant has been used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation of the eyes. It is prepared for use by pounding the leaves of the plant into a thick paste, and then topically applying it to the required part of the body. It is also known to preserve food by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. According to (Sivasothy,2012) Journal of Essential Oil Research; Vol. 24 Issue 3, p305: The essential oils of the leaves of Zingiber spectabile was inactive against all tested microorganisms, whereas the rhizome oil exhibited weak activity against Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella flexneri, Klebsiella pneumoniae,

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