Zingiber Zerumbet - Shampoo Pinecone Ginger - Herbal Medicine - 5 Seeds RARE
Zingiber zerumbet is a species of plant in the ginger family with leafy stems growing to about 1.2 m tall. It originates from Asia, but can be found in many tropical countries. Common names include: awapuhi, bitter ginger,shampoo ginger and pinecone ginger. The rhizomes of Z. zerumbet have been used as food flavoring and appetizers in various cuisines while the rhizome extracts have been used in herbal medicine. The leaves and leaf stalks, which are also fragrant, were used in baking in the imu, underground oven, to enhance the flavor of pork and fish as they cooked. Perhaps the most common use of the plant awapuhi is as a shampoo and conditioner. The clear fragrant juice present in the mature flower heads that resemble red pine cones is used for softening and bringing shininess to the hair. It can be left in the hair or rinsed out and can also be used as a massage lubricant.
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